Earth Hour gets world to turn off the lights

March 31, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News
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Earth Hour gets planet thinking greenFor one hour on Saturday, the entire world turned off the lights. From the most famous landmarks in Sydney harbor to the lights illuminating the coliseum in Rome, to bring attention to the burgeoning climate catastrophe, they all went dark Saturday.

Earth Hour was marked across the globe as businesses and individuals alike sat without lights for 60 minutes on Saturday in an effort to show the world how much energy it uses.

London reported that energy usage for Saturday was down two percent across the board. One hour of energy-less time made that much difference in a 24-hour day.

This is an event that organizers promise will continue into the future when the world gathers on March 29 each year to turn off the lights from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time as we all try to become more eco-friendly.


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