Earth Hour 2009: Mark Your Calendars

Earth Hour 2009: Mark Your Calendars

Amber Byfield
Mar 23, 2009

03_23_09_earthhour.gif03_23_09_earthhour2.jpgWe know it's Monday, but that just means we're all thinking about the weekend already--so take a moment to mark your calendars because you'll want to be a part of Earth Hour this Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 local time.

Earth Hour 2009 has been organized as the world's "first global election." The candidates? Earth versus Global Warming. The goal is to get 1 billion people around the globe to switch off the lights for one hour, thereby casting their vote for the Earth. So sign up now, and read on for more details.

This will prove to be a profound moment in history; each of us as individuals has the chance to make one small choice and impact the world. As hours of darkness fall over the globe, beginning where Earth hour started in 2007 in Sydey, Australia, we can have a hand in telling our global leaders just how important the fight against climate change is to all of us.

Spread the word to friends, family, coworkers, and your community by utilizing the downloads page at EarthHour.org. Ask your office if you can send a site-wide email, or put up a poster in a common area. Send your buddies a mass email or utilize the great networking capabilities of Facebook and MySpace.

The EarthHour site has a slew of great information, links, and press about this hour in history, so be sure to check it out.

And then, come Saturday, we'll join in and turn off our lights for one hour--and we hope you all do the same!

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