On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.
With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.
As of today, 24 cities have joined together to make this year's Earth Hour event truly inspiring. Individuals from other cities all over the world have signed up to participate. Kudos to the people of Sydney for leading the way! Sign up, get involved...this year's event takes place on Saturday, March 29th at 8:00pm.
Until next time...become the change you imagine.