On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation.
By flipping off your lights on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America.
According to earthhour.org, Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.
Last year, 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour, including:
* Empire State Building * Brooklyn Bridge * Broadway Theater Marquees * Las Vegas Strip * United Nations Headquarters * Golden Gate Bridge * Seattle’s Space Needle * Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple * Gateway Arch in St. Louis * Great Pyramids of Giza * Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens * Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro * St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City * Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London * Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower in Paris * Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube * Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong * Sydney’s Opera House
So please TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF FOR AN HOUR tomorrow night!