At 8pm on March 29, cities around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show that it’s possible to take action on global warming.

All households, communities and business are being invited to turn their lights off for one hour at 8pm on March 29, 2008.


About Earth Hour:

“On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming – coal-fired electricity – by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming caught the attention of the world.

In 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference; from businesses turning off their light when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.”