In what we hope will be the world’s largest mass participation event, Earth Hour will be the culmination of one billion people around the globe, in more than 1,000 cities turning off lights. This comes as perfect timing to send a message to the leaders at the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Change Conference that we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the short and long term benefit of the planet.
In 2008, 50 million people across 35 countries turned off their lights for one hour. Lets see how much bigger we can make it this year. And with your help we can. Already hundreds of icons and landmarks around the world have signed up to turn their lights off for Earth Hour 2009 including – the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney Opera House, Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens and The London Eye, among many others.
Here is what you can do:
1. Turn out your non-essential lighting during Earth Hour, Saturday March 28, between 8:30-9:30 pm local time in all buildings you can control.
2. Sign up at http://www.earthhour.org/ to show your commitment to Earth Hour and to get further details.
3. Promote and encourage your friends, family and co-workers to participate in Earth Hour.
See you in the dark!