Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour Today at 8:30 pm

People around the globe will be marking the second annual Earth Hour Saturday, March 28 by conserving energy in their communities for 60 minutes. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is encouraging people to shut off the lights, or at the very least dim them, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time.
The conservation organization's offices in Sydney, Australia, introduced Earth Hour to raise awareness of climate change. This year, nearly 4,000 municipalities in 88 countries are expected to take part. "Turning off our lights for an hour isn't going to solve climate change, but what it does do is show individuals that they can make a difference in the fight against global warming and sends a really strong message to world leaders that action is needed now," said Tara Wood of WWF Canada.
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