Earth Hour 2012: Switch off your lights tonight at 8:30 pm

We’re reaching a time in history when our wish to connect for a common purpose is matched by our ability to connect. – Earth Hour 2012 video

Wherever you are on Earth at 8 p.m. tonight – that’s 8:30 p.m. on your local clock – switch off your lights to participate in Earth Hour 2012.

Earth Hour – a global action movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – isheld on the last Saturday of March each year. It began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Households and businesses are encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for one hour – from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight – to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. Earth Hour was conceived by WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Now cities participate in the event.

Earth Hour official website

More about Earth Hour from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Sunset Okinawa, Japan via EarthSky Facebook friend Beverly Fish.

Bottom line: Participate in Earth Hour 2012 tonight – March 31, 2012 – by switching off your lights for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Deborah Byrd