Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Mark down 27 Mar 2010 on your calendar.
That's when Earth Hour 2010 will take place.

I took part in Earth Hour 2009;
I will take part in Earth Hour 2010.

Please join me...

On Earth Hour 2010, hundreds of millions of people, organisations, corporations and governments will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple: turning off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour symbolizes that by working together, each of us can have a positive impact in the fight against climate change, protecting our future and that of future generations.

Participation is easy. By flipping off your light switch on 27 Mar 2010 at 8.30pm local time you will be casting your vote for action on climate change. On this date and time, Earth Hour will cascade around the globe, moving from one time zone to another, uniting the planet under a single, simple, call to action. So, set your clock!

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.

Will your city, town or village join in this year for Earth Hour 2010?

Last year, iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour included:

  • Empire State Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Las Vegas Strip
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Seattle’s Space Needle
  • 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
(The above story is modified from the original write-up on the Earth Hour 2010 website.

1 comment:

stephen said...

Very hard for me.Having late dinner and my garden area is run by solar power!