Earth Hour is a global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change – no matter who we are or where we live.
Created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown from a single event into a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 35 US cities will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco.
Earth Hour brings together communities, local governments, corporate and nongovernmental organizations to heighten awareness about climate change and to inspire our nation to take practical actions to reduce their own carbon footprints.
Earth Hour: March 29, 2008 8 – 9 PM
– Cities around the world will join together in literally turning off the lights for one hour to offer leadership and symbolize their commitment to finding climate change solutions.
– Lights will be turned off at iconic buildings and national landmarks from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
– Local businesses and restaurants will also be asked to turn off their lights.
– People at home can take advantage of the hour by replacing their standard light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
“This is the perfect opportunity for individuals, governments, businesses and communities around the world to unite for a common purpose, in response to a global issue that affect us all.”
– Carter S. Roberts, President and CEO WWF
Contact World Wildlife to get involved:
Director, Earth Hour USA