Earth Hour is coming up at the end of the month - to be specific, it's on March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm local time. Are any of you participating?
Now...for those of you who don't know what Earth Hour is...this comes from the website:
World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.
It looks like in the US, they've got 1000 cities participating. It appears that a few days ago, Washington DC signed on to be an official flagship city for Earth Hour. According to a recent press release from the WWF, some iconic buildings that will turn off their lights for Earth Hour include:
- the Las Vegas strip
- the Golden Gate Bridge in SF
- Sears Tower in Chicago
- Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in Paris
- Sydney Opera House
- Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
- Niagra Falls
- Coliseum in Rome
- Stockholm Castle
- Burj Dubai
Now...another question is...beyond the symbolic significance, does Earth Hour accomplish much in terms of reduced electricity consumption?