Sunday, March 15, 2009


Today is one of those days where the idea to talk about something I don't normally talk about popped into my head. 

On March 28, 2009 at 8:30 p.m., millions of people in over 75 countries and 500 cities will come together to make a change by turning off their lights for one hour-Earth Hour to help save our planet.

I believe that each of us can make a positive impact to fight climate change. By coming together, we can send a message to the rest of the world showing that we, as Americans, care deeply about this issue and are working to find a solution to our escalating climate change.

Many of us are aware of the effect melting glaciers are having towards climate change and the erratic weather patterns. Climate change is already impacting life on our planet; this is real and we must act now to alter the course of change.

Many cities around our planet have already committed to “Earth Hour” 2009. Cities in the U.S. that will be participating are New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and Nashville. We will join cities of the world like London, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Dubai.

Many organization, NGO’s, astronomers, celebrities, and recording artist are all endorsing Earth Hour.

Earth Hour was first celebrated two years ago in Sydney, Australia. There 2.2 million people and thousands of businesses turned off their lights for one hour. In March 2008 an estimated 36 million Americans, with over 500 cities participated worldwide.

Earth Hour captured the lights going out at some of the world’s most iconic landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Times Square, The Eiffel Tower, The Coliseum in Rome and even Google home page.

Stories were featured on, NPR, CBS Evening News, Good Morning America and many leading news organization.

Do you part by linking this article to Earth Hour’s community on your social network site like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Hi5. You can learn more at


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