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Go Beyond the Hour – Earth Hour 2011

At 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011, Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all – the planet.

Your journey can start here by signing up and adding your voice to the hundreds of millions across the globe who have already spoken with their actions.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

 

In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.

On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action.

This Earth Hour 2011, we are all encouraged to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference.

Check out the inspiring Earth Hour 2011 video below to see what the planet’s voice looks like.

For more information, please visit http://earthhour.org/.

Remember, together our actions add up. :D

 

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To my fellow Filipinos, let’s join the campaign! Check out Earth Hour Pilipinas.

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9 responses

  1. Make your pledges here at this great website

    http://geoblog.feedgeorge.com/earthhour/

    Support earth hour 2011!!

    March 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  2. sorry posted twice!

    March 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

  3. How about joining – DigitalSilence 26th-28th March! helping #EarthHour, join in 3 days without technology http://bit.ly/emsZBp

    March 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

  4. Join DigitalSilence 26th-28th March! helping #EarthHour, join in 3 days without technology http://bit.ly/emsZBp

    March 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm

  5. We think just switching the lights off on March 26, 2011 is not enough. In fact, it could be considered as a symbolic act, rather than real action…

    Let’s surpass ourselves. Let’s try to save energy on a daily basis for an entire year, that is until the Earth Hour 2012.Let’s spread the word around using the social media.

    Let us take action!

    March 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

  6. Brindha Kanniah

    Good article on Earth Hour’s history and an awesome blog I must say! Wanting to study astronomy myself (but planning to learn about environments before that),your blog really gives an insight into this field…and it sounds so cool! I linked to this article of yours as I wrote a post on Earth Hour on my blog too. Cheers :)

    March 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    • ds

      You at MIT now xp

      August 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  7. Pingback: Earth Hour is Nearing! « a dollar a person

  8. Use Earth-Hour Bulbs; save electricity and the Earth.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:56 am

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