March 19 is Earth Hour day.
Since 2007 the World Wild Fund calls people around the world to switch off the lights for one hour. On Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, communities and organizations in an unprecedented 178 countries and territories are committed to switch off the lights for one hour to raise awareness for action against climate change.
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“The world is at a climate crossroads,” said Siddarth Das, Executive Director, Earth Hour Global. “While we are experiencing the impacts of climate change more than ever, we are also witnessing a new momentum in climate action transcending borders and generations. From living rooms to classrooms and conference rooms, people are demanding climate action. This tenth edition of Earth Hour is our time to ensure people are empowered to be a part of climate solutions.”
More than 350 of the world’s most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, Taipei 101 and the Sydney Opera House prepare to switch off their lights, individuals around the world will switch on their power to make climate change history.
Sydney in Australia has just began Earth Hour and over the course of the next 24 hours the lights will go out around the globe. Find out more on the Earth Hour site.
Watch the Earth Hour 2016 video below describing a future where humankind becomes carbon neutral.
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