Join this global movement and sign the pledge to turn off your lights for an hour starting March 29th at 8:30 pm!
Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement organized by World Wildlife Fund engaging communities around the globe to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and has since grown to more than 7,000 cities worldwide!
Some impressive stats include the city of Bangkok decreasing its electricity usage by 73.34 megawatts during the hour, which is equivalent to saving 41.6 tons of carbon dioxide! Ontario has seen up to an 8.7% reduction in consumption during Earth Hour as compared to a typical night.
Landmarks across the country also participate in this event, and so far, the St. Louis Arch, the Seattle Space Needle, and the Empire State Building have all pledged to participate in Earth Hour 2014. WWF makes it easy to encourage other landmarks to participate by using Twitter to reach out to them to promote this day of action. Lets see if we can get the National Mall in DC, Mount Rushmore, the Bay Bridge, The Alamo, and Chicago’s very own Navy Pier to take part in this important day! Click HERE to find out how you can tweet at these landmarks to encourage participation- the more tweets, the more likely they are to join in!
Take the pledge and encourage other individuals and businesses to do the same!