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Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour 2009

19th January 2009
Earth Hour

Earth Hour


Turn Them Off!
In 2009, at 8.30pm on March 28th, people, businesses and landmarks around the world will turn off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour. Earth Hour aims to involve one billion people and more than 1000 cities worldwide, all joining together in a global effort to show that it's possible to take action on global warming.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. Only a year later and this event had become a global sustainability movement with up to 100 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome?s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Earth Hour 2009 is a global call for action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to take responsibility and to get involved in working towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to The Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world in over 64 countries will turn off their lights and join together in creating the vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House,

Participating cities include: Moscow, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rome, Manila, Oslo, Cape Town, Warsaw, Lisbon, Singapore, Istanbul, Mexico City, Toronto, Dubai and Copenhagen.

Earth Hour is a message of hope and a message of action. Everyone can make a difference. If you would like to learn more about Earth Hour, please see: