Earth Hour 2009

Join in Earth Hour 2009
Saturday March 28 2009
 8:30 - 9:30 pm wherever you live!

Our involvement sends a power global message that we care enough about climate change to take action.

In 2007, 2,200,000 people took part in the world's first Earth Hour in Sydney Australia.
Just one year later,
50,000,000 people in 370 cities and towns in more than 35 countries switched off their lights for Earth Hour.
Earth Hour 2009's goal is to reach more than 1,000,000,000
in 1000 cities around the world.  Communities, business and governments are invited to  switch off their lights from 8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday March 28.

It’s as simple as a flick of the switch.

A 2007campaign to get Sydney (Australia) residents to turn their lights off is becoming one of the world’s biggest climate change initiatives. From  8:30 - 9:30 pm on March 28, 2009, people across the world will turn their lights for one hour – Earth Hour.. Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to take responsibility and to get involved in working towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to The Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world will turn off their lights and join together in creating the vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.

Earth Hour. started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. By 2008, Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with nearly 50,000,000 people from 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square stood in darkness as symbols of hope for this increasingly urgent cause.

The numbers of EARTH HOUR 2009 participants keeps growing as people realize how such a simple act can result in profound changes.

Earth Hour is a message of hope and a message of action. Everyone can make a difference.

What you can do

Turning your lights off for an hour is a great start. You can also do more to help make Earth Hour 2009 a success.
Sign Up Now. Become a part of Earth Hour and get useful tips and tools to reduce your carbon footprint everyday
Tell A Friend. Better still – tell them AND your family AND your school mates. Encourage them to sign up and help mobilize even more people.
Tell Your Story: How is climate change affecting your family and your community? How are you becoming part of the solution?
Run your own Earth Hour. Download our quick guide for how to run Earth Hour in your city or town. It's easy!

Join Earth Hour 2009. Turn off your lights at 8.30 pm Saturday March 28, 2008. Learn more at
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