Earth Hour 2012 tonight

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The WWF will lay the smackdown on your lights starting at 8:30 p.m.! Turn off your non-essential plugged-in household items, including lights and toasters.


Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a 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/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, 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 [...]

On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

Read more about Earth Hour by following this link to their website. Don't just do it during the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. To participate, just turn your lights off, light some candles and have some quality time with your family and friends.  Every little bit helps the planet.