WWF Earth Hour
Climate change is the most important issue facing our generation. Think the problem is too big and you can't make an impact? Wrong!
WWF'S Earth Hour 2009 is aiming to enlist one billion people in more than 1,000 cities around the world to switch their lights off for one hour from 8.30pm on Saturday March 28.
The campaign, which began in Sydney in 2007, has grown significantly over the past two years and now has a massive 80 countries signed up to flick the switch in 2009 including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Rome, Manila, Mexico City and many other major cities around the world.
Now in its third year, the global event will target world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next December, and hopes to influence leaders in to strike a new global deal on climate change.
By switching off lights and non -essential power between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on March 28, people the world over will be showing the world's leaders the public strongly supports decisive action. It's a chance for you to help make the message loud and clear we must deal with climate change!
At 8:30pm on Saturday March 28, many of Australia's most recognisable icons will go dark, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, Brisbane's Story Bridge and Melbourne's Federation Square.
Other famous icons switching off around the world will include the world's tallest hotel building in Dubai the Burj Dubai; the world's tallest tower - the CN Tower in Toronto Canada, the Quirinale in Rome - official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and in Cape Town, South Africa, the iconic Table Mountain.
With ambassadors such as The Veronicas, The Butterfly Effect, Ben Lee, Missy Higgins, Natalie Imbruglia, Axle Whitehead, Bang Gang and John Butler leading the charge, 2009 is the year we decide the future of the earth.
So get involved and make your voice heard by turning off your lights during Earth Hour, 8.30PM Saturday 28 March 2009!
Want to do more? Show you vote for earth by urging our leaders to ask for minimum 25% target at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen!
Get to Earthhour.org and wwf.org.au and email Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull or blog on their Facebook pages.
Sign up now at Earthhour.org.