In March 2008 we posted about Earth Hour. In that month, some 50 million people in over 60 countries turned off their lights for an hour. Who knew our post would have such an effect?!
The World Wildlife Fund has announced that Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, and San Francisco would lead the list of U.S. cities committed to turn off the lights for one hour on March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm. Mark your calendar. These sexy cites will join 62 countries in "going dark" for Earth Hour. WWF officials hope that Earth Hour 2009 will reach a billion people worldwide and will serve to inspire citizens and politicians to act swiftly to stem climate change.
We fear the video may be a little too, er, processed, but if it gets the power off throughout the world for an hour, we can't complain. If it raises awareness, we are grateful.
Don't say we didn't tell you the HOUR is fast approaching. Practice!