Earth Hour 2010 – 8.30pm 27th March 2010

Earth Hour 2010, in conjunction with the WWF charity, will soon be upon us again with nearly 100 iconic landmarks in 1,000 cities and towns around the world will switch off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 27th March 2010. By joining the other hundreds of millions of people across the globe, you will be showing your commitment stopping climate change and helping the environment.

All across Australia, the lights will be lowered on some of the countries most famous landmarks for one hour to show support, including –

  • Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Luna Park
  • Melbourne’s Luna Park, Rialto Tower, Arts Centre and Crown Casino
  • Brisbane’s Story Bridge
  • Adelaide’s Town Hall and Rundle Mall Lantern
  • Canberra’s National Library and Australian War Memorial

Alongside the Australian effort, some of the world’s biggest countries will ‘flick the switch’ on their signature landmarks as a show of support to the sustainable development in adopting low-carbon practices. These actions shown are crucial to highlight the need for everyone across the globe to help control climate change.

Earth Hour Co-Founder and Executive Director, Andy Ridley, said –

The C40 suggests that cities are responsible for up to 75% of the world’s carbon emissions, so their role in addressing what is unequivocally the greatest threat to the planet today is absolutely vital. By turning the lights off for Earth Hour, cities are reflecting the aspirations of their citizens as a community that has resolved to take action on global warming.

With the lights going off on the Empire State building, Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids and many other world renowned landmarks across the planet, you too can join in and make your voice heard. Turn your lights off for just one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 27th March 2010, and you too can take part in the greatest display of civil action the world has ever witnessed.

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