On Saturday 27 March 2010, millions of people around the world will turn their lights out at 8.30pm for an hour, for the growing phenomenon of Earth Hour.
Started in Sydney in 2007 when 2.2 million people switched their lights off in support of the campaign against climate change, in 2008 the number of people around the world involved jumped to 50 million, and last year hundreds of millions of people in 4000 cities in 88 countries took part in the third Earth Hour.
It’s a simple and fun event (whether your a supporter or a skeptic), that has taken on many guises, whether it be enjoying picnics by candlelight (our favourite) to a glass of wine or two around a bonfire.
Additionally, this year, 812 landmarks around the world will be turning off their lights including:
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Sky Tower, Auckland
London Eye, London
Piccadilly Circus, London
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Empire State Building, New York
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
El Ángel, Mexico City
Trevi Fountain, Italy
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Forbidden City, Beijing
Red Fort, Delhi
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
Big Ben, London
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Check out the 2010 campaign video:
You can also visit the official Earth Hour website here