Earth Hour is an event created by World Wide Fund, held on the very last Saturday in March every year. What is the event about? During the Earth Hour, households and bussinesses are ask to switch off their lights for an hour to raise the awareness; people need to take action against climate change. It is actually an international event, pioneered by WWF Australia in 2007. It was held in Sydney, supported by 2.2 million homes and bussinesses. In 2008, the event had been participated by many cities world wide. As for 2009, the event will take place on 28 March from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time. This year, Earth Hour 2009 has highlighted 'VOTE EARTH' to attract people to join the event.
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.from earthhour.org
So everyone out there, let's join the event! It won't risk you any money! Just turn off your light (esp unnessesary one) for an hour!