On Saturday March 27, people around the world will turn off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to celebrate Earth Hour 2010. Sponsored by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour is intended to make a global statement about climate change and to demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions.
The lights-out initiative, which began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a one-city environmental campaign, has evolved into a global sustainability movement. Last year, nearly one billion people participated in Earth Hour – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.
Mary Turgi, CSC
Director -- Holy Cross International Justice Office