|Earth Hour is an initiative from the WWF to involve every human on the planet in the effort to stop Climate Change and Save Earth from Global Warming.|
The idea is to Switch OFF for 1 Hour as a symbolic gesture to the Governments of the World against Global Warming, demanding Action.
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights.
In 2009, India joins Earth Hour for the first time. New Delhi and Mumbai are among 825 cities across 80 countries and territories that have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009. This number is growing everyday.
Noted film actor and icon Mr Aamir Khan will be leading the campaign in India. Many companies such as HP, HSBC and Wipro are also supporting the campaign. WWF-India Secretary General and CEO Ravi Singh says: "Earth Hour is a step in the world's efforts to combat the threat of Climate Change and it holds tremendous potential to influence sound policy and people's participation on the issue. Earth Hour is an unprecedented communication initiative to make people understand what they must".
In 2010, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you're from, but instead, what planet you're from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet.
People from 825 cities across 80 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 27, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time
|WWF has set a target of 1 Billion people to join Earth Hour,|
|and Switch OFF on 27th March (8:30pm to 9:30pm).|
|Please Join the Pledge and Help Spread the Word.|
|(Click here to know more about how Earth Hour can Save Earth)|