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earthIf you don’t think it’s possible for 7 continents and every major city on the planet to agree on anything, you don’t know Earth Hour.

Proving that climate change initiatives can actually be fun, this Saturday, March 23rd, marks the 7th go-round for an illuminating little idea cooked up by the World Wildlife Fund of Australia back in 2007. For a single, simultaneous hour, they then proposed, households and businesses in the city of Sydney should turn off their lights as a unified gesture of energy conservation.

That was then. This year, when Earth Hour commences at 8:30 p.m., whenever that occurs in your part of the world, 152 countries and more than 7,000 cities will be amongst the converted. So, why resist? Stock up on some candles (beeswax, not paraffin, of course), have some friends over, and turn off your lights for an hour. We’re willing to bet you’ll be happy to sit in the dark long after the hour has passed.

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  1. Elsa

    Mar 20, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Initiatives like this can make the difference. Let’s spread the word :)

  2. Essie Bracco

    May 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Reports show that the United States topped the Earth Hour participation with an estimated 80,000,000 people, 318 cities and 8 states participating. The Philippines saw participation from 647 cities and towns or over 15 million Filipinos were estimated to have joined in the hour-long lights-off at 8:30 – 9:30 PM local time. This was followed by Greece with 484 cities and towns participating, and Australia with 309.’,

    Good day

  3. 白沢 佳子

    Jul 11, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Wow how nice! Count me in too for a Spring Swap! I missed out on the winter one. )

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