Earth Hour 2011, similar to world water day, aims to show the actions that people, businesses and governments world-wide are taking to reduce their environmental impact. Thereby establishing and encouraging others to join an interconnected global community engaged in dialogue and resource sharing that generates real solutions to environmental challenges.
The highlight of Earth Hour 2011 will see the world’s most iconic landmarks go dark for one designated hour, as hundreds of millions of people transcend race, religion, culture, society, generation and geography, switching off their lights in a global celebration of their commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet.
Earth Hour 2011 will be held on Saturday March 26 between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone.
4616 cities, towns and municipalities took part in Earth Hour 2010 across 128 countries/territories, including 89 national capitals and 9 of the world’s 10 most populated cities.
New York – Beijing – Los Angeles – Nairobi – Hong Kong – London – Moscow – Sydney – Rio de Janeiro – Toronto – Paris – Rome – Singapore – Mexico City – Dubai
And many many more of the world’s biggest cities in a truly global action that took place in major metropolises on every continent.
1551 landmarks also went dark for Earth Hour 2010, including some of the world’s most iconic:
- Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza – Bird’s Nest (Olympic Stadium) in Beijing – Eiffel Tower in Paris – The Las Vegas Strip – Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro – Buckingham Palace and Big Ben – The Acropolis in Athens – The Coliseum in Rome – Rio de Janeiro – Empire State Building – Table Mountain in Cape Town
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