27 March 2010

Australia’s Sydney Harbour goes lights out for Earth Hour


In the Land Down Under, where it all began years ago, Sydney Australia went lights out for Earth Hour 2010.

“When Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007, we never in our wildest dreams imagined it would catch on like this,” said Founder and Executive Director, Andy Ridley. “The world’s citizens know that the time to act is now – the planet can’t wait. More and more of the world’s people, more and more of the world’s businesses and more and more of the world’s communities want to take action themselves and want their leaders to keep working on a solution for a better, healthy world.”

Sydney Harbour, before and after lights off:


Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge before lights out in support of Earth Hour 2010.
Credit: © Sewell / WWF

Sydney Harbour with the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge after lights off in support of Earth Hour 2010.
Credit: © Sewell / WWF 2010

People enjoy a candlelight picnic on Sydney Harbour before Earth Hour 2010.
Credit: © Sewell / WWF 2010

Related story: Auckland’s Sky Tower signals beginning and end of Earth Hour 2010


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Photo Credit: WWF