35 countries, 128 countries celebrate Earth Hour in 2011

At 8:30 p.m., Sat., on March 26, the world’s largest light switch will turn off. All around the globe hundreds of millions of people will turn off their lights for one hour in participation of Earth Hour. Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 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.

Since the inception of the first Earth Hour, the global sustainability movement has grown substantially over its four years from 35 countries and territories to 128 countries and territories. Earth Hour is organized by the WWF with the mission of stopping the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and creating awareness for the cause.

The campaign is based on hope not fear. It is about working together as people to create a better future for our planet. After the lights come back on, think of what else you can do to make a difference. Try to go beyond the hour and think of what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

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