The excitement is building, participation is soaring and on Saturday evening, March 28, at 8:30pm local time, people from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for Earth Hour to cast their vote for action on climate change.
World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.
DANKE SCHOEN: Globally, 1,485 cities are going dark, with Berlin, Germany becoming the latest major European city to sign on to turn out. Earth Hour is now taking place in 9 out of the Top 10 cities in the world by population—Karachi in Pakistan remains the last hold-out.
BUONGIORNO: In Italy, World Cup soccer star Francesco Totti will switch off the lights at the Colosseum in Roma…
IT’S THE REAL THING: Coca-Cola is switching off its enormous sign at London’s Piccadilly Circus for only the third time since World War II to support Earth Hour. Coke’s sign in New York’s Times Square will also go dark…
IN LOS ANGELES, Open Table Launches Dine by Candlelight for WWF’s Earth Hour.
“TURN OUT, TAKE ACTION” IS MORE THAN JUST A SLOGAN: We need you to let your elected leaders know that you care about the future of our planet and are looking to them to take action in support of climate legislation. You can send a letter to your Member of Congress and Senator with a few mouse clicks at the Earth Hour website at www.EarthHourUS.org/raiseyourvoice.
Are you turning out for Earth Hour?