The 4th annual Earth Hour at 8:30PM local time on March 26 will bring people together to peacefully promote and encourage sustainability efforts. 1 billion people in 128 countries and territories participated in 2010. In this global movement and landmarks such as the New Opera House & City Hall in Oslo, Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Coliseum along with 50 million people in 128 countries have darkened their lights as a symbol of solidarity in the fight against climate change.
Norway grows in contribution:
Last year, electricity consumption in Norway went down by 250 million watts during Earth Hour, which means 6 million light bulbs went dark. This is more than one for every citizen of Norway. This year it has drawn even more participants: 170 Norwegian municipalities have signed up, joining about 300 companies and almost 100 organizations.
Oslo New Opera House
This dedication means that Norwegian landmarks such as this Opera House, the City Hall, the Oslo Stock Exchange and the Court House will go dark during Earth Hour.
Twitter Application by Norwegians:
Fredrik, son of Edgar Valdmanis, a co-worker of mine at the Norwegian Computer Society, has made a Twitter Application. This is a good way to show your support! Just click the banner below and register and at 8:30 your local time, your profile pic will change to dark and an Earth Hour support tweet will set off from your account. Go for it:
How about you and your country? What effect has earth hour had in your homeland? Check out the results from last year and make it even better this year. Let’s dance in the dark for Earth Hour 2011!