Way back in 2007, 2.2 million people took part in the world's first Earth Hour in Sydney Australia. And just one year later, 50 million people in 370 cities and towns, in more than 35 countries worldwide switched off their lights in a massive display of public action on climate change.
From Sydney to San Francisco, Rome to NYC and even Casey Station down in Antarctica, folks around the globe stood together for one hour in a symbolic act to spread the message that they care about climate change, and that something must be done to stop it.
Of course, Earth Hour 2009 is just around the corner…
And Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities around the world, inviting communities, business and governments to switch off lights for one hour at 8:30pm on Saturday March 28 and sending a powerful global message that we care enough about climate change to take action.
For full info on how your town, community or city can get involved head on over to their website at www.earthhour.org. The planet we help save will be your own.