Friday, March 27, 2009
Earth Hour is conducting the world’s first global election on Saturday, March, 28th and it is up to you to decide who will win: Earth or Global Warming.
Earth Hour first started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia. That year, 2.2 million homes and businesses turned off their lights for one hour to make a statement about energy conservation. In 2008, about 50 million took part. In 2009, Earth Hour is aiming to get 1 billion people to participate.
All over the world, cities, companies and millions of individuals are expected to turn off their lights. In the United States, Pennsylvania, California and Arkansas have been the first states to pledge their support. Many key landmarks are also expected to participate, such as: the Las Vegas strip, the Empire State Building, Opera House in Sydney, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Great Pyramids in Egypt, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia to name a few.
How do you vote? At 8:30pm (your local time), Vote Earth by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.