Turn your lights off to mark Earth Hour

District of Clearwater wants you to turn your lights off on Saturday, Mar. 31, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

District of Clearwater wants you to turn your lights off on Saturday, Mar. 31, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

A motion to participate in Earth Hour 2012 was passed during last Tuesday’s council meeting.

According to Wikipedia, Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually. Households and businesses are asked to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

WWF and the Sydney Morning Herald conceived Earth Hour in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights.

 

In 2011, it took place in a record 5,251 cities and towns in 135 countries and territories, and reached an estimated 1.8 billion people.