A Web Designer's View – Port Elizabeth, St Francis Bay, South Africa
All over the world residents, companies and governments are turning out their lights to highlight the threat of climate change.
For 1 hour on Saturday, 28 March 2009, starting at 8:30pm, the world will turn out the lights.
Watch the planet go dark one time zone at a time as satellite pictures
capture the beauty of darkness and energy conservation across the
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when more than 2.2 million families and businesses turned off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday 31 March 2007.
Just one year later, Earth Hour reached 370 cities and towns in more than 35 countries across 18 timezones, and the campaign shifted from a Sydney event to a global sustainability movement.
An estimated 50 to 100 million people around the world switched off their lights for Earth Hour in 2008, and global landmarks including the Rome’s Coliseum, the Coke billboard in Times Square in New York and Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai darkened for one hour.
In 2009, Earth Hour aims to reach 1 billion people around the world in more than 1000 cities involving business, government and the community in the world’s largest global action on climate action on 28 March 2009.
Even Google is joining the event by turning its background black each year for Earth hour.
In: Day to Day