March 26, 8:30 – 9:30 (your local time)
How will you go beyond the hour?
For those of you who are new to this event, let me share what it is all about…
Earth hour started in Sydney, Australia on March31, 2007. At 8:30 PM (local time) Sydney turned off its lights for one hour as a way of showing the world the gravity and seriousness of climate change affecting our world. On March 29, 2008, the even spread beyond Australia with over 35 million people across 35 countries participating in the event on their local time. In March 28, 2009, this number further increased to 88 countries and and estimated 4,000 cities.
On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. Read more.