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Friday, March 26, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Earth hour takes place at 8:30pm on Saturday March 27, 2010 and is a global call to action to make a stand against climate change. For one hour individuals, businesses, and communities will turn their lights off to make a united stand against climate change.

Earth Hour is organized by World Wildlife Fund, one of the world’s largest independent conservation organizations. Their mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment. This global event started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million residents turned off their lights. In 2008, 35 countries and 400 cities participated including major landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, London’s City Hall. In 2009 88 countries and 4,088 cities participated. This year, the WWF expects 121 countries to participate and over 5.6 million people have pledged to participate.

If you would like to show your support, just turn off your lights at 8:30pm on March 27th wherever you are on the planet.

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