Organizers hope one billion will participate in Earth Hour

Saturday, March 20 2010 @ 11:27 PM EDT

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By Faiza Wasim, Canwest News ServiceMarch 20, 2010

OTTAWA — One billion is a big number. But that’s how many people around the world organizers are hoping will turn out their lights for Earth Hour, 2010.

Earth Hour is a global initiative by the World Wildlife Fund in which businesses, governments, communities and individuals are asked to turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time next Saturday — March 27 — for one hour in an effort to take action on climate change.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make a statement about climate change. A year later the event had gone global. ...


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