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Earth Hour 2014: Turn off the power and go dark for an hour on March 29

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Have you heard the big news? According to The Guardian report published on March 28, millions of people around the world will soon take part in a ginormous global event that shines the spotlight on the serious issue of climate change. March 29, 2014, is Earth Hour, an annual event observed from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. local time on the last Saturday in March.

When is Earth Hour?

  • March 29, 2014
  • March 28, 2015
  • March 26, 2016
  • March 25, 2017
  • March 31, 2018

Earth Hour 2014

In 2007, over 2 million people participated in the very first Earth Hour event which took place in Sydney, Australia. The following year, more than 35 countries and 50 million people participated. Year after year, participation grew. More than 7000 cities in 150 countries are expected to participate in Earth Hour 2014. And this year, even a superhero will take part. Yessir, Spiderman is helping save the planet!

No matter who you are or where you live, anyone can join in on the "world's largest campaign for the planet." Whether you are single, part of a large family, a small business owner or government employee, everybody is encouraged to participate. Famous landmarks and iconic buildings that have gone dark include the Empire State Building, CN Tower, Buckingham Palace, the Golden Gate Bridge, Gateway Arch, Sky Tower and the Eiffel Tower, to name a few.

How to Participate in Earth Hour

Touted as the “world’s biggest environmental event,” participation is simple. Just shut off the lights for one hour. It’s also the perfect opportunity to spend an hour with a few of your favorite people.

  • When the lights are off, why not play a few of your favorite board games?
  • Head out to the back yard and watch the stars.
  • Have a candlelight dinner with your significant other.
  • Nokia is launching an Earth Hour 2014 app.
  • Check out the first "Carbon Friendly" recipes by Therese Kerr.
  • Find an Earth Hour 2014 event in your neighborhood.

You've got the "power" to make a difference! Turn off the lights for an hour.

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