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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.