Did you notice that things seemed a little dimmer than usual last night? That is because March 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. marked the 4th annual Earth Hour. About one billion people worldwide participated in the event, including entire cities such as Las Vegas and Reno where the usually brightly lit casino strips went dark. The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York City were also turned out for the occassion.
So what does this mean? The event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was created to enable individual, schools, business and government to show their support for the Earth and the future of our planet. Although the event only last for an hour, it symbolizes the dedicated supporters of environmental awareness and conservation. Families participated with their children by lighting up candles and turning off the TV for the hour.
The event’s website My Earth Hour comes equipped with ways you can participate via social media, an ample supply of You Tube videos and list of facts and tips about living green.
Here is an article with photos about Reno’s participation in the event.
Did you participate in Earth Hour? What did you do? Please tell your story and post your pictures or videos.