This year at 8:30pm, Saturday 31 March is Earth Hour 2012, the world’s celebration of an action for the planet by switching off lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour. From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm and within those 60 minutes, millions of people across the world will turn off their lights to raise awareness of climate changes taking place. Many monuments and landmarks across the world will turn off their lights and take part in this event.
From its start as a single-city initiative by Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. In 2011, Earth Hour created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 135 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all; the planet.
Watch The 2012 Earth Hour official video:
Landmarks like Burj Arab, Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Opera House, Gateway of India, Taipei 101, the Pyramids of Egypt, etc will switch of their lights for an hour. Earth Hour co-founder Todd Sampson said that, “The Earth Hour is not designed and it would be foolhardy to believe that switching a light switch (off) will save the planet” Further he said that, “It was originally done to raise an awareness to get people to think about it and then take action in many different ways.”
We’ll Keep you updated with this year’s contribution in the event as photos starts to surface.