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. The aim of the campaign is to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change our planet for the better.
Last year Sydney, Australia started the movement, with Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Last year's Earth Hour had the effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for an hour. This year, on March 29, Earth Hour goes global, with cities and towns across the world going dark to take a stand against climate change. The Sears Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz will be turning off their non-essential lights from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., along with the cities of Denver, Honolulu, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Dublin, Tel Aviv, and, of course, Sydney, among others.
So gather up your soy candles and join in this worldwide statement about global warming and turn off your lights at 8 p.m. for an hour. Visit www.earthhour.org for more info.