Earth Hour 2009
Sometimes the simplest statements are also the strongest. At least that's the theory behind Earth Hour, a worldwide symbolic action against climate change. During Earth Hour, which takes place on March 28 at 8:30 PM local time, participants are asked to turn out all non-essential lighting as a show of support for environmental action. Initiated by the World Wildlife Fund, this project is intended to send a strong and unified message to world leaders about the importance of climate change issues, particularly as they begin to prepare for an environmental summit in Copenhagen next December. If you're interested in participating, you can sign up at the Earth Hour website. Want to do more? Supporters are asked to tell their friends and family about the event, share the news through social networking sites like Facebook, and donate to the World Wildlife Fund, which fights global warming in an effort to preserve the habitats of endangered animals. There is also a page on the main web site where you can learn about any related special events that may be taking place in your area.