8:30 PM Saturday March 26th, 2011 UNITE
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney. On that day 2.2 million people and more than 2,000 companies turned off the lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
A year later Earth Hour became a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating.
Landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
People of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming.
27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever, in the history of man-kind.
128 countries and territories joined together and united in a global display of climate action.
Again, iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas turned off their lights.
People around the globe, from all kinds of lives, turned off their lights and united, together to celebrate and contemplate the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
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