Message from Yoko Ono
Join EARTH HOUR and turn off your lights at 8.30pm local time for one hour this Saturday 27th March.
I will be thinking of all of you when I do it here in my apartment.
Lots of love, yoko
About Earth Hour
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 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, 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.
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.
Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. So sign up now and let’s make 2010 the biggest Earth Hour yet!.
It’s Showtime! Show the world what can be done.
Join our social networks to ensure you are to date with all the amazing things we have planned for this years event.
Don’t forget, we need to spread the message and this video so tweet it, blog it, share it – help spread the word and show what can be done!
Earth Hour works best when we all get involved – if you’d like more information on how to run your own event please visit this link and we’ll reply to you.
Earth Hour 2010 is set to be the best yet, but it all depends on you getting involved and spreading the message that you are committed to the future.
Earth Hour 2010 – Show what can be done!
Update: Friday 26 March 2010
Earth Hour is upon us! Together, we have grown the movement in over 120 countries and all 50 states to include millions of people and thousands of communities and landmarks. Tomorrow night at 8:30pm local time, the world will unite in the largest mass action in history to call for action on climate change. We’re turning off for Earth Hour because we care about our planet and our future. We are ready to create a cleaner, safer, more secure future.
You can watch a slideshow of the highlights tomorrow as Earth Hour sweeps across the globe at EarthHour.org. More than 1200 landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, Bird’s Nest Stadium, Great Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, and the Golden Gate bridge will all be going dark with us!
CELEBRATE WITH US
When it’s your turn to turn out the lights, be sure to share your experience with the world. Tag your tweets with #EarthHour and add your voice to the global call for action on climate change. You can follow the global conversation in real-time here.
We need your help to capture history in the making with photos and video. Once Earth Hour starts, this button will be available on Earthhour.org to upload your photos. Please tag your photos with Earth Hour, Earth Hour 2010 and the name of the city and country where the photo was taken so they can be added to the global Flickr group. Any videos you take can be uploaded to YouTube and added to the Earth Hour Global group.
This will be a night worth remembering, the night the world comes together to make the switch to a low carbon economy that protects us from dangerous climate change. Tomorrow we unite to change the world.
Thank you for all your support. Meet you in the dark!
The Earth Hour US Team