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Friday, March 25, 2011


Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF(World Wide Fund for Nature also known as World Wildlife Fund) WWF asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.Electricity generation contributes to as much as 35% of our global carbon emissions. This Earth Hour, a simple act, a reminder, of the power that lies in our hands to reduce our emissions.
                                                            The logo for Earth Hour

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
                                                 The Colosseum (in Rome) in darkness


Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative

The Sydney skyline is darkened after many lights were turned off during Earth Hour March 28, 2009

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

                                       Golden Gate bridge in San Fransisco switches off for Earth Hour

    The lights of Malaysia's landmarks Petronas Twin Towers are turned off during Earthhour

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at participants' respective local time.
Across India, over five lakh school children are already pledging to switch off for 60 minutes of Earth Hour

Millions in India turn off lights for Earth Hour

India joined a record 133 countries to raise awareness about climate change through the movement for voluntary black out that began in Sydney in 2007 to reduce energy consumption.
 From Rashtrapati Bhavan to small homes, luxury hotels to prominent landmarks, and top IT companies to shopping malls, millions of people across the country switched off their lights for an hour on 26.03.2011 Saturday night to observe 'Earth Hour', a global climate awareness initiative.

A combination of pictures shows a view of the Burj al Arab hotel of Dubai before (L) and during 2011 Earth Hour
 Around 204,000 kw/h of electricity and 122,000kg of carbon emissions were saved as Dubai residents paraded down Burj Plaza towards the Burj Khalifa and back for Earth Hour.
Before & After the lights were switched Off at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires,Argentina
at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina...
hts were switched off at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina...
Before and after the lights were switched off at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina...

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