Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an international event organised by World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund.This event will be held on the last Saturday of March.The aim of this event is to turn off the non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour in houses and offices to create an awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was first successfully executed in Thailand in 2005,[1][2] adn then carried over by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007,[3] and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.

Overall 35 countries participated as official flagship cities and over 400 cities also supporting, Earth Hour 2008 was a major success, celebrated on all seven continents. Iconic landmarks all around the world turned off their non-essential lighting for Earth Hour which included the Empire State Building (New York City), Sears Tower (Chicago), Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta), Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia), Wat Arun Buddhist Temple (Bangkok, Thailand), the Colosseum (Rome, Italy), Royal Castle (Stockholm, Sweden), London's City Hall (England), Space Needle (Seattle, USA), the CN Tower (Toronto, Canada) and SM Mall of Asia & The Giant Globe (Manila, Philippines).

Support Earth as Indian and turn off all ur lights between 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on 28th march

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