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What Is Earth Hour? Millions Prepare to Dim Lights and Raise Money for Environment

Earth Hour is set for tonight as millions of people prepare to dim or turn off electronic devices for one hour and raise money for environmental projects.

What Is Earth Hour? Millions Prepare to Dim Lights and Raise Money for Environment - photo from Wikipedia

What Is Earth Hour? Millions Prepare to Dim Lights and Raise Money for Environment – photo from Wikipedia

According to the Earth Hour Organization, the event begins March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. Millions of people from all around the world will be switching off their lights and electronics for one hour in honor and in celebration of their commitment to the environment.

The first earth hour took place back in March of 2007. It began in Australia and quickly spread throughout the rest of the world.

Along with Earth Hour, Earth Hour Blue is a new event that began this year. Earth Hour Blue is the new crowdfunding platform that hopes to raise money for environmental friendly projects.

Started by the World Wide Fund for Nature, there are currently over 50 countires who actively particiapte in the world wide event. SOme of the most notabe particiapants are:

  • Bulgaria
  • Samoa
  • Fiji
  • New Zealand
  • Australia, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Argentina
  • Iran, Milad Tower, Siosepol and Naqsh-e Jahan Square
  • New Caledonia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Japan, Tokyo Tower
  • South Korea
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Norway
  • Malaysia, Petronas Towers
  • Taiwan, Taipei 101
  • Singapore, Marina Bay Sands
  • China, The Bird’s Nest
  • India, Gateway of India
  • Dubai, Burj Khalifa
  • Bahrain, Bahrain World Trade Center, Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Isa Cultural Centre, Electricity and Water Authority, Bahrain International Circuit and the Al Moayyed Tower
  • United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Shaikh Zayed Bridge
  • Greece, Acropolis of Athens, White Tower of Thessaloniki
  • France, Eiffel Tower
  • England, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament
  • Italy, David in Florence
  • Denmark, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue
  • Canada, all 30 National Hockey League arenas, Hamilton Utilities and Horizon Utilities
  • United States of America
  • Iceland
  • LAX

More information about Earth Hour can be found on the organization website.

What Is Earth Hour? Millions Prepare to Dim Lights and Raise Money for Environment.

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