March 26, 2010
Earth Hour, the largest worldwide event focused on raising awareness on climate change, is tomorrow (March 27, 2010) from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time. The event’s organizers are asking everyone – individuals, companies, stores, and all – to turn off their lights for one hour. You don’t need to stay in the dark – candles are OK!
Who’s doing it? The governor’s office has become an Earth Hour member, and the state capitol will shut off its lights. Several landmarks are joining in by turning off all non-essential lights: LAX, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Queen Mary hotel (ship), the Santa Monica Pier, the Governor’s Mansion… Additionally, many cities, towns and counties are participating. So have 44 of the colleges and universities in CA, and 100 schools. A number of celebrities are supporting this too; you can see their encouragement on video clips on the Earth Hour website.