Lights off for the planet_ Earth Hour goes global on 28 March 2009

African Initiative for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in AfricaOn
Saturday 28 March 2009 between 8.30 and 9.30 pm people,
communities and cities around the world are being encouraged
to turn off their lights for 60 minutes to mark EARTH HOUR
a global WWF campaign aiming to encourage communities to
take a stand against global warming.

The Earth Hour was launched by WWF two years ago in Sydney,
Australia, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched
off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the campaign went
global and landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in
San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera
House and billboards in Times Square were turned off to
mark Earth Hour.

This year’s Earth Hour is being supported by UN
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who urged citizens around
the world to join the initiative. In his video
address
, Mr. Ban Ki-moon underlined the severity
of climate change and the need for a global climate deal
to be agreed upon by world leaders when they meet at the
next Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in
December this year.


For more information please visit:


http://www.earthhour.org/

Last updated on 16 June 2014

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