The Earth Hour concept started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with one simple question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change? This one-city environmental campaign has evolved into a grassroots action that has captured global attention.
Earth Hour 2009 will take place on Saturday, March 28, from 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm your local time. We have a counter in the header to show the countdown to the Earth Hour (as per the server time – which is according to the US Mountain Time).
Starting in New Zealand’s remote Chatham Islands, thousands of cities, towns, and landmarks around the world will go dark for Earth Hour on Saturday evening. Up to one billion people worldwide are expected to participate in this global voluntary blackout by switching off their lights for one hour.
More than 2,800 cities, towns, and villages in 84 countries worldwide are expected to take part in Earth Hour 2009. World landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Las Vegas strip, the Eiffel Tower, Rio de Janeiro’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue, Athens’s Acropolis, Egypt’s Great Pyramids, and Rome’s Coliseum will also be temporarily dark.
Please join us by turning off lights on Saturday March 28 between 8:30 to 9:30 pm for one hour. In fact, it will be better if we could do the following:
- Reach home on time and finish all evening tasks, including dinner, before 8:25 pm.
- Switch off all lights, TV, music systems, A/Cs, etc., and relax either in an open area, rooftop or park.
- If possible, try to turn off lights where they aren’t required.
Let’s join this campaign for the environment.
For more info about this and past years’ Earth hours visit the Earth Hour Website.