Tonight at 8:30, turn your lights off for an hour in global eco-solidarity. “Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.” EH started in 2007 to raise awareness for energy conservation and climate change. Each year more people and landmarks join in.

The first thing anyone can do to get involved is to turn off their lights on Saturday. But there’s much, much more. But our full ambition is for people to take action beyond the hour. Whether it’s supporting a crowdfunding or crowdsroucing campaign on www.earthhour.org or getting involved in Earth Hour campaigns in their own country, or starting the movement in their own community. The vision is always to do more, so make the light switch the beginning of your journey.

Worldwide, landmarks participating include:

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Taipei 101, The Petronas Towers, Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Gateway of India, The Burj Khalifa, The Church of the Nativity (Birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem), Table Mountain, Dubrovnik City Walls, Eiffel Tower, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, The Acropolis, Tower of Pisa, The Spanish Steps, Brandenburg Gate, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, The UK Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Christ the Redeemer Statue, CN Tower, Las Vegas Strip, Times Square, The Empire State Building, Niagara Falls and more.

Last year the Kremlin went dark for the first time, will the White House finally participate this year? Nah, I guess we are too exceptional for that. But there’s a lot going dark elsewhere across the country.

You kids can think of something *wink*wink* to do in the dark, like maybe take a walk?
 
Photo by Andrew Xu, used under creative commons license