Go Beyond the Hour – Earth Hour 2011
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.
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To my fellow Filipinos, let’s join the campaign! Check out Earth Hour Pilipinas.