Earth Hour 2011 – March 26th @ 8:30pm

Join people across the globe for Earth Hour 2011 on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm. At 8:30 pm local time turn off your lights and non-essential appliances for one hour to pledge your commitment to the environment.

Since the first Earth Hour in 2007 individuals, businesses and communities worldwide have shown their support for the planet by participating in Earth Hour. And this year, Earth Hour is challenging us to go beyond the hour. When the lights go back on, continue to think about changes you can make in your daily life to benefit the planet.

From the Earth Hour website:

About Earth Hour
Earth Hour - LogoEarth Hour is a global initiative in partnership with WWF. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 26, 2011 at 8:30 PM to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. The event began in Sydney in 2007, through a partnership between WWF Australia, Leo Burnett and Fairfax Media, when 2 million people in one city switched off their lights. By 2010, Earth Hour had created history as the largest voluntary action ever witnessed with participation across 128 countries and territories and every continent, including the world’s most recognized man-made marvels and natural wonders in a landmark environmental action.

About WWF
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global Network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Watch 128 countries and 1.3 billion people unite for Earth Hour, the largest grassroots environmental movement in history:

Fun fact from the World Wildlife Fund: “Why is Earth Hour held on the last Saturday of March? Earth Hour is held during the time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes as it allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres.” For more frequently asked questions about Earth Hour visit the WWF Earth Hour FAQ page.

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