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Earth Hour is a global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change - no matter who we are or where we live. Building off the program that was piloted in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, the event will be replicated in over 12 cities worldwide in 2008.

Earth Hour is intended to bring together a diverse group of community, municipal, corporate and nongovernmental organizations to heighten awareness about climate change and to inspire consumers and businesses to take practical actions to reduce their own carbon footprints.

Earth Hour: March 29, 2008 8 - 9 PM

- Cities around the world will join together in literally turning off the lights for one hour to offer leadership and symbolize their commitment to finding climate change solutions.
- Lights will be turned off at iconic buildings and national landmarks from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Local businesses and restaurants will also be asked to turn off their lights.
- People at home can take advantage of the hour by replacing their standard light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

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Comment by World Wildlife Fund on February 21, 2008 at 9:42am
Showcase your commitment to finding climate change solutions by making a personal pledge to reduce your own carbon footprint at www.earthhour.org
Comment by Kenneth Westling on February 26, 2008 at 12:55am
I am interested to find out if "Earth Hour" will be as successful this year!!
Comment by Development Crossing on February 26, 2008 at 8:31am
For pictures from last year's event in Sydney...click here.
Comment by Lauren Miller on March 1, 2008 at 5:24pm
I think this is a great way to raise awareness. I have never heard of this event before, but just sent out a link to many of my friends to pass around. Does this event also give information to people to tell them HOW to help out, as apposed to just turning off your lights for one hour on one day to prove a point?
I think that would be an important step, if they're not doing it already!
Comment by World Wildlife Fund on March 1, 2008 at 6:56pm
Lauren, thank you for your interest in Earth Hour! The WWF would love for communities around the world to take the initiative and create their own "Earth Hour". We want this event to become a big success! :)

Some things you can do are:

1) Go to the Earth Hour website (http://www.earthhour.org) and sign up, Not only will you really feel part of it, but you’ll also receive lots of useful tips and tools.

2) Create your own Earth Hour and learn how to organize Earth Hour in your town or local community. Download the pdf for more information. The pdf file can be found here:
http://www.earthhour.org/pdfs/EarthHour2008_MakingItHappenInYourTown.pdf

Thank you for your continued interest!
Comment by Kenneth Westling on March 1, 2008 at 7:03pm
I've already started to organize! Get ready for some darkness!

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