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Lights out tonight at 8:30 for Earth Hour 2010

Imagine Oahu by the light of the moon
Imagine Oahu by the light of the moon
Patricia Sullivan
 

Here's an easy and free way to demonstrate your concern about global climate change: participate in Earth Hour 2010 by turning out your lights for one hour tonight, beginning at 8:30 PM. You will join the world's largest global climate change initiative by expressing your concern about our environment, and feel good that you did.

Leave it to the Aussies; Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later, 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, The CN Tower in Toronto, The 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.

The movement has gained serious momentum. 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.

Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is an initiative to unite the planet in boldly stating their concern about climate change by doing something quite simple: turning off their lights for one hour.

The State of Hawaii had not signed on to Earth Hour, but you can sign up individually on the website, and join me and other concerned Hawaiian residents who have pledged to turn the lights off on pollution and climate change, and switch to a cleaner, safer and more secure world.

Show you care about our planet and our future. Join the movement and find out how you can bring Earth Hour to Hawaii at EarthHour.org.  The website will be accepting photos of lights out from around the world. 

http://www.earthhour.org/

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/earth_hour_2009.html

World Wildlife Fund http://www.worldwildlife.org/

 

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