On March 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm cities, towns and municipalities across the world will turn off their lights for one hour. It is call Earth Hour. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when over two million individuals and thousands of businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. It has continued to grow each year. Last year, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Notable buildings and landmarks from all over the world switched off. People across the globe turned off their lights.
The purpose of Earth Hour is to send a world wide message that it is possible to take action on global warming. You can participate too! Visit the Earth Hour Website for more information. When you visit the website click on the light bulb to register your family household to participate.
Earth Hour is sponsored by WWF , the world’s leading conservation organization.