Set Your Clocks! Earth Hour is Saturday Night – March 31, 2012

Earth Hour is an annual, global event that asks people to turn their lights off for one hour to bring awareness to climate change and make an enormous impact on energy usage.  So tomorrow night, from 8:30-9:30 PM join individuals and groups from around the world as the darkness waves across our planet.  This initiative started in just one city in 2007 but now takes place across the world in 135 different countries.  Earth Hour reaches 1.8 billion people among 7 continents. Help spread the word at home, school, and work and show how every individual has the power to change the world that they live in.

To learn more about Earth Hour 2012, check out the official video:

Earth Hour not only saves energy across the world for one hour, but also sends a powerful message about climate change and the power of action!  The movement exemplifies how great accomplishments are achieved when individuals come together to work toward a common cause.  This year, don’t just plan to turn your lights off for an hour tomorrow night, think about how you can better the planet with ongoing behavior changes.

How will you go beyond the hour?

Post by: Sarah Kilburne, GEF Programs

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