Earth Hour 2010: 27th March

If you hate looking at buildings which have 100% of their lights on at nights with hardly a soul in them because of the sheer amount of electricity that goes waste, then you’ll probably like to be part of Earth Hour, organised by the WWF. After last year, when people in more than 3,000 cities and 80+ countries switched off for Earth Hour, the time comes upon us again tomorrow, the 27th March, at 8.30 p.m. People, businesses and even iconic buildings are set to switch their lights off for one hour to send the message that climate change needs to be considered seriously by their governments.

Sign up to show your support here. There are also a number of other ways you can help – take a look here.

This video shows you how some of the world’s cities will look like during Earth Hour when some of their most famous buildings go dark:

Earth Hour is this Saturday, 28th March 2009

This Saturday, 28th March, is Earth Hour, an hour where every environmentally-conscious person should consider switching their lights off from 8.30-9.30 PM to make a statement to the world’s governments about more urgent and effective action on climate change, a campaign headed by the WWF. 

Now while I’m not an out-and-out activist, I think this is something people across the world (including me of course) can do without too much of an incovenience to themselves. I often think about why huge businesses have all the lights in their buildings switched on through the night if none of their employees are in the building. I agree that some amount of light won’t do harm from a safety and security point of view, but entire buildings with their lights blazing on in honour of no one is quite unnecessary. 
If you’re interested in taking part, then please show your support here. And if you’re a blogger, then maybe you’ll consider putting this embeddable switch graphic on your site, replete with a countdown to Earth Hour (readers of your blog only need to cancel the Earth Hour message to get back to your home page – I’m having some HTML problems but I’m trying to sort it out and get the graphic up!)
UPDATE: Fixed the HTML. Click the swinging switch on the top right of the screen and see what happens!