Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Rocks, Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual event to to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. Participants are asked to support the cause by switching off lights and electrical equipment for one hour at 8.30pm on the last Saturday of March. Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007 with approximately 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses taking part. In 2008, Earth Hour involved 370 cities and towns around the world, including Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen, Dublin, Atlanta and Bangkok. In 2009, Earth Hour went global with millions of people in over 4,000 towns and municipalities in 88 countries taking part. It also involved landmarks across the world switching their lights off from the Opera House in Sydney to the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Times Square in New York. Tonight, the diners at this restaurant at the The Rocks will enjoy their dinner by candlelight, but this decorative illuminated tree will have its lights switched off.

11 comments:

  1. Great reminder! I love that hundreds of millions of people will be united in a shared cause for this one hour. It gives me such faith in humanity!

    Did you see the commercials for Earth Hour on YouTube?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOUpXrePpMc&feature=player_embedded

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  2. I have forgotten about earth hour in the past years - thanks for the reminder... A pretty photo

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  3. A pretty picture. I'd forgotten about Earth Hour, thanks for the reminder.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  4. A beautiful picture indeed of a probably very nice restaurant.
    May we all be able to sit upon this earth throughout many more years to come, day and night, with a life just as bright and light as the tree.
    Please have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Yes, Jim, we'll be turning off our light today at 8.30. The city council is participating as well turning off the lights on Brisbane's landmarks, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffe etc.

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  6. I hope LOTS of people participate this year!

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  7. I like your camera, it takes good shot even in the dark

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  8. We celebrated it here in Z├╝rich, Switzerland last night. Thanks Australia for spearheading this.

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  9. What a great night, your photo is a wonderful reminder - thanks.

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  10. Nicely done. Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

    I didn't actually *do* Earth Hour, but really try to conserve ALL the time.

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