Earth Hour Is Nearly Upon Us

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If you’re in Sydney then by now you’ve probably seen the posters, seen the TV ads, seen the viral – heard of Earth Hour.

If you haven’t – here’s a quick run down.

Earth Hour will happen at 7.30pm AEST on Saturday 31st March.

Nurtured by the WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald, Earth Hour is an attempt to get all companies, government departments, individuals and families – to turn off their lights for just one hour. It’s a simple action if everyone takes part, sending a powerful message that we care about the future of the planet.

Earth Hour is the launch of a 12 month campaign to reduce Sydney’s greenhouse gas emissions by 5%. This could be achieved if all businesses and households turned off unused lights and appliances on standby.

Earth Hour is initially launching in Sydney and depending on its success it will move to other cities and countries across the world. Of course – anyone can help really though by switching their lights off at the same time as Sydney. No one’s stopping you!

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Anzac Bridge and The Sydney Opera House (external) will all turn off their lights for the hour.

I can’t see anything on the site regarding it but I’m hoping they have some form of satellite recording that can focus on Sydney at 7.30 and show the effect Earth Hour has had with the switching off of lights.

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~ by tomorrowsplayground on March 29, 2007.

One Response to “Earth Hour Is Nearly Upon Us”

  1. Hi there – thanks for the mention. Unfortunately our budget didn’t extend to getting satellite imagery (very, very expensive) and Google wouldn’t allow us to use their Google Earth plane 😉 So we’ve only been able to get Earth-bound imagery.

    The Earth Hour Flickr group has some great shots:
    http://flickr.com/groups/earthhour

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