On March 29, 2008 at 8:00 pm, people across the nation will turn off their lights in celebration of the environment. Last year, Sydney, Australia got over 50% of its population to turn off all electrical lights for one hour and saved over 10% of their carbon emissions that day. This year, Earth Hour is going global. All across the world, citizens and businesses, schools and skyscrapers, will join together and save as much energy as we can.
Hannah Freedman, an 8th grader at Baltimore's Roland Park School is spearheading Baltimore's efforts to turn out the lights. Says the hopeful Hannah, "Because even a little can help a lot...I am trying to get all of Baltimore (or as much as I can tell in the remaining 10 days) to turn off their lights in observance of the environment and helping our world as much as we can."
Please visit www.earthhour.org for more information.