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Earth’s (No) Power Hour

3/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

Tags: power hour, earth, lights, earth hour

Turn out the lights. Light the candles. Tomorrow night (March 28) from 8:30-9:30 (in your time zone) is Earth Hour.

The World Wildlife Foundation is urging people from all over the world to turn off the lights during Earth Hour; its goal is 1 billion participants. The first Earth Hour occurred in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for an hour. By 2008, it had become a global phenomenon, with about 50 million participants answering the call to “stand up and take control over the future of our planet.”

The event’s official website lists the following ideas for spending Earth Hour (and they sound like a lot of fun!)

• Attend a local Earth Hour event or organize your own by throwing an Earth Hour street party with your neighbors.

• Gather family and friends for a night picnic in your local park and look at the stars.

• Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight.

• Organize a treasure hunt in the dark.

• Have a candlelit bath.

• Sit in the dark and share stories.

• Organize a family night playing board games.

• Share a romantic night in with your loved one.

So far, 2,712 cities, towns and municipalities in 83 countries have signed on to participate in Earth Hour. Every ferry in Sydney’s harbor is scheduled to sound its horn at 8:30 p.m., followed by a people-pedal-powered concert in Melbourne. In Athens, Greece, people will be given instruments to play as the lights on the Acropolis are shut off.

What’s your city doing?



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