Can you turn off your lights for just one hour for the good of our planet?
Hey, I just signed up on the new Earth Hour website for 2011 and I thought you might like to take a look and possibly sign up, too.
Earth Hour is on March 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm, and it looks like it's going to be THE BIGGEST EVER.
As of today: 131 countries are now participating in Earth Hour, making this the largest call to action against climate change in history.
Just three days out from the global lights-out event, Earth Hour 2011 has reached record participation, with 131 countries and territories registered to take part, on all seven continents, with all G20 countries, thousands of cities, and iconic landmarks and public figures set to join with hundreds of millions across the world to celebrate action for the planet.
On Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 8:30 pm, Debra Kukulski of RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest will take part in Earth Hour—the world’s largest global climate change event.
By simply turning out all non-essential lighting for one hour in my office and home, I will join tens of millions of concerned citizens throughout the world in calling for action to save our planet for future generations.
On Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. local time, I am taking part in Earth Hour—an event led by World Wildlife Fund in which millions of people around the world will unite by turning out their lights for one hour to make a bold statement of concern about our planet and climate change.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.
Earth Hour 2011 has garnered support from global companies and organisations as diverse as: Nokia, PWC, FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, Canon, Baidu, Naver, National Geographic Channel Asia, Bloomberg, Starcom, Mindshare Pocoyo, Clearchannel, Credit Suisse AG, Coca Cola, IKEA, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Hostel World and CB Richard Ellis.
During Earth Hour, international landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower and Great Pyramids have gone dark alongside the city skylines of Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv and more. To see it for yourself, check out this video:
But Earth Hour isn’t just for national landmarks and big cities—anyone can participate, whether it be individuals like you and me or schools, businesses, organizations, and our state and local governments. I hope you will join me for this amazing event and help send a message that the time for action on climate change is now. To sign up and start spreading the word, visit http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx?intro=no
Please help me spread the word. Let’s switch off our lightsand send a powerful message: by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change.
Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and absolutely free. To get more information and to sign up to for Earth Hour 2011, just visit www.earthhour.org/USA and agree to turn out your lights from 8:30-9:30 pm on March 27, 2011.
Earth Hour is organized by WWF. With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 130 countries/territories, it’s one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
This Saturday, 26 March, at 8:30pm local time iconic landmarks across the globe will go dark for Earth Hour including:
• The world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa, Dubai
• The Empire State Building, New York
• Times Square, New York
• Christ the Redeemer statue, Brazil
• National Monument, Indonesia
• London Eye
• Eiffel Tower, Paris
• India Gate, Delhi
• The Alhambra, Spain
• National Mausoleum, Pakistan
• Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal
• Table Mountain, South Africa
• Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
• The Obelisk, Argentina
• Milad Tower, Tehran
• Duomo, Milan
• Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates
• Davis Station, in Antarctica
• Jet d’Eau, Geneva, Switzerland
• Opera House, Sydney
• Presidential Palace, Lima - world heritage site
• Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
• Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania
• Queen’s Palace, Madagascar
• Government House, Hong Kong
• Royal Castle, Sweden
• Denmark’s Kronborg Castle
• Santa Maria del Mar Basilica, Spain
• Royal Palace, Thailand
• China World Trade Centre Tower 3 (the tallest building in Beijing).
• Presidential Palace, Indonesia
• Niagara Falls, Canada
• Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam
• Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam
• The Merlion, Singapore
In 2010 hundreds of millions of people across the world, in 4,616 cities, in 128 countries and territories took part in Earth Hour, but switching off the lights was only the beginning. This year Earth Hour asks people to go beyond the hour, and use Earth Hour to commit to an action, big or small, that they will sustain for the future of our planet.
Energy efficiency isn’t just good for the bottom line. As citizens of the world, we all have a stake in the future of our planet and must seek to operate in ways that don’t deplete our world’s limited natural resources.
In the time leading up to Earth Hour, we will be taking a closer look at ways we can operate more efficiently, waste less and reduce our environmental footprint. That’s because I care about the future of our world and want to do what I can to make a positive difference.
We want The United States of America to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event and so hope you’ll join us, and encourage people you know in the community to also take part. Don’t forget—March 26th at 8:30 pm, switch off.
People all over the world have already signed up! Will you please join us?
I'd love to see participation from more people and homeowners in these and any community in Northern Illinois: Cary, Oakwood Hills, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Tower Lakes, Port Barrington, McHenry, Johnsburg, Algonquin, Lake In The Hills, Lake Killarney, Homes along the Fox River and Chain of Lakes, Buffalo Grove, Huntley, Hampshire, Marengo, Carpentersville, Elgin, South Elgin, Fox Lake, Wonder Lake, Woodstock, Harvard, Hebron, Antioch, Spring Grove, Volo, Lakemoor, Lakewood, Island Lake, Wauconda, Lake Barrington Shores, Pingree Grove, Maple Park, Elburn...etc!!!
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