Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) Did you think it was the World Wrestling Federation or some such? 🙂
The event is held on the last Saturday of March annually. Households and businesses are asked to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.
Earth hour was conceived by WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney’s lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008. Earth Hour 2010 will take place on March 27, 2010.
The Official US site for Earth Hour is here (so the site claims) or here (if you believe this site). Whatever you believe, you can sign up, spread the word and join the global movement calling for action on climate change.
I’m not sure if time differences or the International Date Line has an affect on this event. There is no mention of this that I have yet found. It might be a good idea to check your local area for information.
Even if you don’t believe in the climate change stories or other things like that, the saving of energy and cost is still worth the effort, in my opinion. With cost of everything rising, any savings on my part is good.
Have a good Earth Hour,