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Celebrate Earth Hour This Saturday
Posted: March 27, 2009
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The Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the world’s greatest symbols of the power of collective action, head up a list of 829 landmarks around the world switching off their lights for Earth Hour, including:
- Eiffel Tower in Paris
- Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing
- Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
- Big Ben in London
- Empire State Building in New York
- Acropolis in Athens
- Colosseum in Rome
- Table Mountain in Cape Town
- Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
- Arc de Triomphe in Paris
- Sydney Opera House
- Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
- Las Vegas Strip
- CN Tower in Toronto
- Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
- Burj Dubai
- Gaudi Building in Barcelona
- Tapei 101
- The London Eye
- Niagara Falls in Canada
- The Merlion in Singapore
- Wembley Stadium Arch in London
- Sears Tower in Chicago
- Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong
- Dome of St. Peter in Rome
- Edinburgh Castle
Earth Hour’s open-source nature has been the driving force behind the campaign:
- Earth Hour has 1.1 million online social network friends.
- Earth Hour videos are being viewed online every .8 seconds.
- Earth Hour is regularly trending amongst the most tweeted topics on Twitter.
- The term ‘Earth Hour’ has appeared online close to one million times in the past twenty-four hours.
Earth Hour 2009 organizers have made a final call to the global community to help create a compelling statement on the future of the planet. “Help make Earth Hour a powerful statement on climate change that can’t be ignored by turning off your lights tonight at 8:30 pm in your time zone.” said Earth Hour executive eirector Andy Ridley.