Earth Hour Urges People to Turn Out the Lights for One Hour Saturday, Mar. 23 p.m.


3/15/2013

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On Earth Hour, hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations.

The City of Cambridge is again this year joining the growing list of supporting communities that are committing to take a stand by turning the lights out on pollution and creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future as part of Earth Hour Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. Cambridge will turn off all non-essential lighting in municipal buildings for one hour and residents are encouraged to do the same in their homes.

 

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. This event saw 2.2 million homes and businesses turn their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change that year. Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating in 2008. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness for Earth Hour. In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour and participation continues to grow each year.

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