In 2007, 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses around Sydney (Australia) turned off their lights for Earth Hour.
This massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year.
Originating in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has now gained global attention. Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.
Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney Perth and Canberra are taking part, as well as international cities including Manila, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Chicago and Toronto.
At 8.00pm on 29 March 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities will unite and switch off for Earth Hour. Turn your lights out for one hour to support this global event!