Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time.
Turn off the lights, light the fireplace, grab the candles or go outside and look up at the night sky. I know it’s just for one hour, but it does bring a lot of people together for a global cause and hopefully will raise some awareness and concern for our planet.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.