Earth Hour - Saturday March 31st 8:30pm
Royal Horseguardsmen are running on candlelight
The countdown to WWF's Earth Hour has well and truly begun, with a record 135 countries and territories taking part in what is set to be the greatest climate change event ever. Over 1,700 cities and towns across the globe will switch off lights at 8.30pm this Saturday to call for action on climate change.
Earth Hour aims to get one billion people across the world to switch off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. By switching off your lights you will be showing you care about climate change.
In Brentford the Royal Horseguardsmen are turning off their lights and drinking by candlelight. So turn off everything at home at pop down to your local for Earth Hour.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
All seven continents of the world are signed up to take part in this year’s Earth Hour. The latest pledge of support comes from the research team at Davis Station – a remote scientific outpost in Antarctica where the effects of global warming are most evident.
March 30, 2012