What Did You Do for Earth Hour?
8:30 pm on Saturday evening people switched off all non-essential lighting for an hour in order to reduce the global carbon footprint.
The event has been gathering momentum every year since the first Earth Hour was launched in Sydney, Australia three years ago. The 2010 Earth Hour is set to be the biggest yet by quite some margin as the message has spread virally on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as in the mainstream media.
Last year, 88 countries participated in Earth Hour, with more than 4,000 cities shutting off their lights to mark the event. Notable landmarks which participated in the global shutdown included San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Colosseum and the neon lights of Las Vegas.
This year more than half of America’s states will be marking Earth hour, a huge increase from the 80 million Americans in just eight states that took part last year. Earth hour could be supported by half a billion people this year worldwide if early indications prove correct.
“It reflects the conviction of people around the world that climate change is real, and we need to do something about it,” commented Carter Roberts, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund. Candlelit dinners are expected to be held in record numbers across the globe as millions switch off their lights for the good of the planet. From Gnews
Jeff and I enjoyed some wine by candle light. If only it had been Clos out of the box, it would have been just like Panama. What did you do?