Earth Hour 2012 – Uniting people to protect the planet!
On Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. become a part of the world-wide movement to support climate change!
Get Involved! Join the World Wildlife Fund and millions of people across Canada and the world! Join [ http://earthhour.wwf.ca/earthhour/index.html ]Team Earth Hour How can you get involved? [ http://earthhour.wwf.ca/earthhour/get_involved/ ]
Why not try the I Will If You Will campaign. Create video clips to showcase how everyone has the power to change the world we live in, bringing together the world’s biggest social video platform with the ‘world’s largest action for the environment.’
Here are some examples from across the globe:
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCuxKLWSXG4 ]4 high school students from Vietnam encourage others to participate in Earth Hour 2012
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9P91D-2YYs ]Seven year old pledges to get others involved in Earth Hour
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-cF4hxIJ9k ]The Kora Organics I will If You Will Challenged for Earth Hour 2012
• Earth Hour began in one city in 2007 when more than two million individuals and two thousand businesses in Sydney, Australia turned off their lights for one hour on Saturday 31 March 2007 to take a stand on climate change.
• Earth Hour 2012 aims to show the actions that people, businesses, and governments world-wide are taking to reduce their environmental impact.
• Earth Hour only asks that you turn off non-essential lighting
• More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011
• In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour.
• Held on the last weekend of March because: The last weekend of March is around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, which allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global ‘lights out’ event.