WWF Earth Hour 2010 takes place today, Saturday the 27th of March at 8.30pm (local time). A global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the country and the rest of the world. Norway will give it our full support.

It works if we work it!
Earth Hour - LogoOne thing is clear after the climate summit in Copenhagen: The need for cooperation and action against climate change has never been more important. Let’s show the top leaders that the world can work together – especially in Blogspher – and make the biggest climate change campaign today! Cities, municipalities, businesses, organizations and individuals around the world will turn off their lights one hour for the climate. Let us all send a clear message: The need for climate continues – and we are all part of the solution.

Norway results from 2009:
Some results for a survey by WWF after last years campaign in Norway:
* 46% = 1.8 million Norwegians said it helped to promote the climate issue
* 29% = 800 000 believe that it helped to increase their commitment to climate question
* the decline in Norway’s electricity consumption was about 200 MW during the hour – equivalent to 5 million 40-watt light bulbs.

The goal for 2010:
In 2009 the number of participants was close to one billion, spread over more than 4,000 cities in 88 countries. This year the goal is to top the one billion threshold, and increase the number of participating cities to 6000 World Cities like Seoul, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Moscow are already registered, and iconic buildings such as New York’s Empire State Building and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge will be dark. In Norway, large employee and labour organizations as well as the government and public sector have gotten behind the campaign.

Update after 9:30PM – My wife and I had a romantic seafood dinner during Earth Hour:
Earth Hour 2010 Lobster dinner Norway #1 Earth Hour 2010 Lobster dinner Norway #2

RennyBA’s Earth Hour 2010 Link Love Chain:
For those of you who make a post about this, please let me know in comments and I’ll update this post with a link to yours. Let’s make a Link Love Chain to show the world that Bloggers Care for The Earth too!

1: Saboma – US, California – Maryannaville
2: DianeCA – Norway – DianeCA’s Metamorphoses
3: Rowan Conway – Canada – Rowan’s Green Dream
4: noel, hawaii – Hawaii – A Planet Fantastic In Hawaii
5: Lelé Batita – Portugal – Perola de Cultura
6: Hagemor – Norway – Hagemor
7: Michelle – Amherst, NY in US – Rambling Woods~The Road Less Traveled