Tomorrow, Saturday March 28th at 8:30pm, turn off your lights to celebrate Earth Hour!

Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour is a movement started by the WWF which has grown to a world-wide grassroots movement to help educate people on building sustainable communities. Cities and households around the world (162 countries and territories worldwide and counting!) turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8:30pm local time in order to save energy and promote energy efficiency awareness.

They hope that turning off your lights for this one day will lead to a more sustainable world! 1 hour with no lights saves electricity, but if it helps people realize that lights don’t need to be on all the time, this saves even more energy.

Last year, monuments around the country turned off non-essential lights in celebration, including the Space Needle (Seattle), the Gateway Arch (St. Louis) and the Empire State Building (NYC). This year, more are joining the movement. Check out the picture below and the full list here.

2015 earth hour map

You can follow the movement with the hashtag #YourPower: Earth Hour coordinators want you to use #YourPower (by turning off your power) to change climate change, and check out an event near you.

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