On March 29 between 8 and 9 p.m. the world will be recognizing Earth Hour (one time zone at a time). Last year the event was born in Sydney, Australia. This year it be celebrated world-wide (including dimming of the Sears Tower and Golden Gate Bridge as well as other landmarks). The result of the event will be raising awareness of the impact just using electricity has on the earth. According to Ideal Bite, “If 10,000 households turn off 10 lights tomorrow night for just one hour, we’ll avert the CO2 created by an average apartment in a whole year.” Check out the Earth Hour website which includes a running count down to the hour and lists of cities and celebrities that are celebrating the event. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.
Earth Hour was created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
We invite everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time) whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.
What will you do when the lights are off? We have lots of ideas.
Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change. Don’t forget to sign up and let us know you want to join Earth Hour.
One hour, America. Earth Hour. Turn out for Earth Hour!”