Is anyone participating, or has anyone already participated in earth hour? Mine is less than an hour. It sounds fun. And for a good cause.
Might work on some paperwork. Nap, or maybe bring out my gameboy.
Aussie’s lead the way
Last year when 2.2 million Sydney residents and 2,100 businesses (including icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House) turned off their lights, the world took notice. During those first 60 minutes of Earth Hour darkness Sydney managed to decrease energy use by 10.2 percent – the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year.
Chicago takes a turn
What started off as a symbolic event in one city has grown into a global movement. Now in its second year, the event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will stretch across major cities in six continents. Businesses and homes will switch off their lights along with iconic buildings and national landmarks. This year's flagship city will be Chicago where residents will be watching as the skyline goes black for one hour on March 29.
Earth Hour is hoping this one hour can demonstrate the connection between energy usage and climate change and show that we can address the issue of global warming as a united community.