Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour: March 27th, 2010 8:30pm LOCAL

Hi all,

Today is the day we observe Earth Hour. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say I'm about a 7 in environmental awareness.
I would like to be more aware and conscious of the decisions I make that directly affect the environment. Hence its the perfect time to do this: observe Earth Hour. I did last year, I shall do it again this year.

What, you may ask, is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change
(From Wikipedia)


On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations.


Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.

Last year, 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour, including:

  • Empire State Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Broadway Theater Marquees
  • Las Vegas Strip
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Seattle’s Space Needle
  • Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple
  • Gateway Arch in St. Louis
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
  • St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London
  • Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube
  • Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong
  • Sydney’s Opera House


On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour will once again cascade around the globe, from New Zealand to Hawaii.


Join the website and register to help make your state and official Earth Hour State. Its high time we all started taking our futures a bit more seriously.

I shall be observing Earth Hour. Will you?

Follow my Earth Hour tweets @AlleyofBooks

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up! I honestly forgot all about EH,