Earth Hour 2009

By Kate Guthrie
24 Feb 2009

Could you live without electricity for an hour? On 31st March 2007 2.2 million homes and businesses in Sydney proved that this is possible when they turned off their lights in a city-wide demonstration against climate change.

This unusual event generated so much interest that just a year later the WWF initiative went international.

In 2009 you can join with people in over 500 cities in 75 countries to make your stand by turning your lights off for an hour on 28th March from 8.30pm.

Carbon consumption is, in part, a lifestyle choice and campaigers saw we need to show that we are serious about it if we want to see the needed change in governmental bodies.

If you are keen to be promote the cause more regularly, why not join Blackout Britain, or ‘BOB’, at www.blackoutbritain.org.uk who co-ordinate monthly blackout events, as well as organising and supporting a number of climate change campaigns.

For more information, visit www.earthhour.org

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