Tonight at 8:30 PM we will turn our lights off for an hour to support Earth Hour 2012.
Earth Hour is a worldwide organized event that was originally organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in order to raise awareness about taking action on climate change. The idea of Earth hour is to send a powerful message about conserving energy.
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support this large environmental event each year. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.
The event, started by WWF and “The Sydney Morning Herald”, first took place in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney’s lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008.
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