This Saturday, March 26th, join millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Hour.
Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature, Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Since then, Earth Hour has become a global movement, inspiring millions of people around the world. In 2010, a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display for climate action.
At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour. Join us!
Beyond Earth Hour
Earth Hour is just the start! Climate change is a huge challenge facing our planet, so we encourage you to explore what you can do beyond the event.
- Learn about your energy habits
- Do your part in reducing energy consumption
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Spread the word
Together, we can make a difference and reverse climate change!
Earth Hour Events In Your Neighborhood
For Canadians, there’s also a great map showing Earth Hour events happening in your local neighborhood!
Top Three Canadian Cities
Finally, some interesting facts. According to the World Wide Fund, the top ranked cities leading the battle against climate change are Vancouver (1st), Toronto (2nd) and Montreal (3rd), with Victoria and Saskatoon rounding out the top five.
Each city was ranked out of 10 points, based on specific, climate-change related indicators, including: greenhouse gas emission reduction, municipal greenhouse gas reduction targets, renewable energy, green building and green transportation.
Read more details on WWF Canada.