26 March 2010

Earth Hour participation grows to 3100 cities in 121 countries

The countdown to the global phenomenon known as Earth Hour has begun. It has been confirmed that 3,100 cities in 121 countries on all 7 continents will turn off their lights on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Earth Hour is an event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in which individuals, businesses and governments are asked to turn off their non-essential lights and appliances for one hour to show solidarity in the fight against climate change. Last year nearly one billion people participated worldwide including 80 million Americans in 318 cities.

Participation in the event is simple—tomorrow night, at 8:30 p.m. just switch off your lights, tvs, and computers for one single hour.

See photos from the 2009 Earth Hour at Ecorazzi.

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Photo Credit: myearthhour.org