Did you realize that Mar 29, 2014 from 8:30-9:30pm was Earth hour?
Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
Between 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time Saturday, landmarks around the world will go dark in an effort to draw awareness to climate change and the effect of energy use on our planet.
The world participants include international icons like the CN Tower, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House in Australia; the Tokyo Tower; the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai; St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City; the Eiffel Tower; Buckingham Palace; the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Empire State Building and Times Square in New York City. Niagara Falls will also go dark.
Tonight in Shenyang, China we were enjoying a lovely dinner catching up with friends and the hotel restaurant manager stopped by our table and mentioned that the lights would be turned off and we would use candlelight at 8:30 for 1 hour for Earth hour. Interesting!
Are you participating in Earth hour? Did you know there was such a thing?