Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth Hour at 8:30 pm Local Time Today

Earth Hour returns at 8:30 pm (2030 hours) local time today.

Last year, nearly 1 billion people in 4,100 cities in 87 countries on 7 continents celebrated Earth Hour. Landmarks that went dark for an hour included:
  • Empire State Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Broadway Theater Marquees
  • Las Vegas Strip
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Seattle’s Space Needle
  • Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple
  • Gateway Arch in St. Louis
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
  • St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London
  • Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube
  • Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong
  • Sydney’s Opera House
The Earth Hour website has some cool videos. Here's a slideshow of Earth Hour 2009:

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