For 2009, 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 for government action on climate change. Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 28th, mark your calendars and prepare for a romantic candle lit evening:
- Turn out your lights for one hour at 8:30pm on March 28th.
- Get your friends to do it, too. Share this link with them on Facebook and MySpace.
- Get our government involved. Write the First Lady and ask her to include the White House in Earth Hour 2009. (She turned the White House fountain green on St. Patty’s Day, for godssake.)
The White House
Attn: First Lady Michelle Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
- Sign Up Now here.
More than 80 countries will be participating, including over 150 cities in the US alone. In Los Angeles, there has been major celebrity sign-on: Will.I.Am, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Janeanne Garofolo, Alanis Morissette, the Los Angeles Kings, as well as national television shows like Entertainment Tonight, CSI, and the Price Is Right. Los Angeles landmarks from City Hall to the iconic pylon light installation at LAX, Capital Records, and The Getty Museum will go dark for Earth Hour.