Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mark Your Calendars for March 28th to Make a Global Difference

Do you want to make a difference for our environment? Turn Out. Take Action.

Join millions of people worldwide who are turning off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour, on March 28th at 8:30 p.m.

With just a flip of your light switch, you can demonstrate concern for our living planet and send a strong message to our leaders that you support action on climage change. Turbo charge your support by visiting for samples of letters you can send to members of Congress and other ways you can take action.

Earth Hour is aiming to reach one billion people, more than 1000 cities, all joining together in a global effort to show that it's possible to take action on global warming.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. Only a year later and this event had become a global sustainability movement with up to 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to take responsibility and to get involved in working towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to The Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world will turn off their lights and join together in creating the vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.

Over 64 countries and territories are participating in Earth Hour 2009. This number grows every day as people realise how such a simple act, can have such a profound result in affecting change.

Earth Hour is a message of hope and a message of action. Everyone can make a difference.

Visit the Earth Hour website to declare your intention to participate.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this information and the link! I'll be turning off my lights!!

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