Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour--March 26, 2010--Let's Help Beyond the Hour!

From 8:30 to 9:30 PM tonight local time, March 26, 2011, much of our planet will collectively go dark to display support of protecting our home, the earth.  We are asked to darken our homes for that hour and only leave on a few lights (if you are home) for safety reasons.

This year more that 4,000 cities in 131 countries and territories have signed up to participate in this important event, which is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund.  Even the Las Vegas Strip will go dark for the hour!  The Earth Hour organization has a new platform with a new web address to go with it.  It is:

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when only two thousand business went dark as a symbolic gesture against global warming.  Tonight, much of our globe will darken in a gesture of respectful solidarity for our planet.
Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of sustainability issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s about all of us working together to create a better future for our planet.  As their slogan says:

This Earth Hour, Go Beyond the Hour
Earth Hour 2011 Official Video from WWF on Vimeo.


  1. Thanks for sharing this reminder, Nancy. Turning off all the lights may not seem an easy thing to do. But once you break out the candles, it's actually pretty fun---and what a great time for story telling in the light of a candle or lantern or glowing embers of a quiet fire. And a camping trip is a great setting to talk about "going natural", especially if the night is clear and the stars are brilliant.

  2. You are so right, Bill! We usually have a dinner party with all lights out--just candles. It is such fun, and you feel so good for having done it. It's a wonderful thing to do for our home.

  3. Thanks for that reminder, Nancy. I'll be getting out the candles for tonight!

  4. Thanks for letting me know. I need to shut everything down.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children's Author of Klutzy Kantor & Marta's Gargantuan Wings