Posts Tagged ‘Earth Hour’

Earth Hour 2016 – Turn Off the Lights

digital banner for 2016 Earth Hour for climate changeGeez–we just had to re-set our clocks, switch out batteries in our smoke detectors, and now we’re supposed to turn off all the lights in our homes and workplaces for an hour?! Enough with the household appliances and devices–you’re cramping my style, Good Karma! Back off!

OK, tomorrow I can do this, but if you tell me I have to drive backwards for a week or something similar, we’re going to have to sit down and talk about this. But tomorrow, Saturday, March 19, is Earth Hour, from 8:30-9:30pm your time, in whatever timezone you inhabit. For that hour, join the people of 172 nations and turn off your lights. You won’t be alone–households around the world as well as businesses, landmarks, corporate buildings, and more will all go dark to shed some light on climate issues. One dark hour…and hopefully many, many conversations sparked among your family and friends, about how to make a change.

Your commitment to the planet, and thereby to all of us (thank you) is huge, and easily displayed by this dimming of lights.

Use your power to change climate change.

Watch the videos below for the 2016 campaign and highlights of 2015 Earth Hour.

Turn Off the Lights–Earth Hour 2012

Tonight, from 8:30-9:30pm in whatever time zone you find yourself, try flipping the switch off on lights for Earth Hour, when people around the world take an hour’s worth of dark time to rededicate themselves to the environment. Last year’s efforts were joined by more than 5,200 cities and towns across 135 nations, squarely putting the (turned off) spotlight on climate change. It is the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment–just sixty-plus minutes (the plus of the logo for what you are willing to do beyond the hour). Light a candle and enjoy the company of family and friends, maybe come up with a few more ideas of what you are willing to do for the planet. It’s easy to be a part of the movement–just flip the switch for our future.

Earth Hour Coming to a Dark Home/Office/Public Space Near You

Earth Hour is right around the corner. On Saturday, March 26, at 8:30PM (in whatever time zone you find yourself), people around the world will shut off their lights for an hour and commit to taking action to better our environment. Think now of ways to be a steward of the earth and up the ante of your commitment to a sustainable future. Cities, hotels, businesses, and more are getting in on the act. Whistler, British Columbia is hosting the world’s first Bike-Powered Concert to celebrate, as well as spotlighting candlelight dinners at the ski resort restaurants. Worldwide, Relais & Chateaux restaurants will turn off the lights for that evening’s dinner service. 131 countries and territories are planning events and ways to recognize the movement, making a powerful and publicity-friendly statement about climate change.

What will you do with an hour in the dark?



Earth Hour

What are you doing tomorrow night between 8:30 and 9:30?

Can you do it in the dark?

Tomorrow, March 27, from 8:30PM to 9:30PM is Earth Hour, when hundreds of millions of people around the world along with organizations, corporations, and governments come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. It is 8:30 local time, wherever you are, from Australia to Arizona, so for an hour, turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil, and costly climate change impacts.

Last year, nearly a billion people worldwide turned out the lights for Earth Hour, and in America, not only 80 million of us in our homes, but also 318 US cities officially embraced Earth Hour and flipped the switch. Don’t be surprised tomorrow if you are out and about and see Broadway marquees, the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, the Las Vegas Strip, Golden Gate Bridge, Seattle Space Needle, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Pyramids of Giza, Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, Big Ben in London, St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, and more…go dark.

It’s an hour. It’s easily accessible action. Flip the switch.