Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for the hour.
Only a year later and the event had become a global sustainability movement with up to 100 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows moreurgent by the hour.
In 2011 Earth Hour has created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 134 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet.
Joining together in creating the vital conversation about the future of our precious planet. Earth Hour is a message of hope and a message of action. Everyone can make a difference. It will continue to be a call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. A call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the global journey to a sustainable future. Join us for Earth Hour 2012.
This Earth Hour 2012 will take place on Saturday 31 March at 8.30PM (local time). Switch off your lights and celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world, share the positive actions you will sustain for earth beyond the hour.
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– By EarthHour.Org