Who can confidently say they turned off the lights for Earth Hour? Just imagine all that power that was saved.
Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March. This Earth Hour, go beyond the hour with a commitment to a positive action for the planet and celebrate that commitment with the people of the world by switching off your lights for Earth Hour 2011.
From its inception as a single-city initiative – Sydney, Australia – in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate a commitment to the one thing that unites us all – the planet.
In Mexico City, a candlelit event was held at the Monument to the Revolution, as the lights were switched off along with other monuments in the Mexican capital.
What did some of the other countries do to celebrate Earth Hour?
Earth Hour 2011: growing beyond the hour
PUT THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR 2011
Earth Hour’s global switch off to highlight momentous action for earth100 days out from the annual ‘lights out’ event, Earth Hour 2011 prepares to showcase a growing global community committed to taking environmental actions that go beyond the hour.
From its inception as a single-city initiative in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global movement where hundreds of millions of people from every continent join together to acknowledge the importance of protecting our planet.
Inspired by thousands of stories of people going beyond the hour, Earth Hour 2011 will ask individuals, businesses and governments the world over to add more to the annual switch off by showcasing how they are taking action to preserve their environment.
Earth Hour 2011 will ask the world to:
• Switch off your lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March 2011 and celebrate your commitment to the planet with the people of the world
• Sign up and Share stories of your actions that benefit the planet on earthhour.org
• Sustain your actions beyond the hour
In February, earthhour.org will launch a platform enabling participants to share stories of what they’re doing or plan to do to make a real difference to their environment in the year ahead, showing that, no matter how big or small, together our actions add up.
Earth Hour 2010 was the largest voluntary action for the environment in history with lights going out across 128 countries and over 4,500 cities worldwide. Earth Hour 2011 will again see hundreds of millions of people across all continents come together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour.
Earth Hour 2010 is on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm until 9.30pm where everyone is asked to turn off their lights to save energy so we have a sustainable future. People across the world will turn off their lights to help the Earth. If you want more information go to www.earthhour.org/
Mr. Powell talked to the Sustainability Ambassadors about Earth Hour.
Let’s hope everyone gets involved.