don’t forget to celebrate Earth Hour 2012 Saturday, March 31!

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Join what began as a “one-city” movement to conserve electricity and has spread around the entire earth as a demonstration of conservation.  The World Wildlife Foundation started this effort in one city and it has grown into a multi-national event!  Watch the official Earth Hour 2012 video below or go to the home page, click on the Earth Hour Committed badge and learn all about Earth Hour as well as viewing other videos, have your kids sign their pledge under the Lorax challenge by clicking here and watch Lorax’s moustache turn green all day tomorrow.  It’s a great website, a great cause and a great way to save a lot of electricity even if it’s just for an hour!

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  1. A little history from EarthHour.org:
    In 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world they live in. In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

    In 2008, the plan was to take Earth Hour to the rest of Australia. But then the City of Toronto, Canada, signed up and it wasn’t long before 35 countries and almost 400 cities and towns were part of the event. It said something compelling to the world: that the climate challenges facing our planet are so significant that change needs to be global.

    With the invitation to ‘switch off’ extended to everyone, Earth Hour quickly became an annual global event. It’s scheduled on the last Saturday of every March – closely coinciding with the equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolled out around the Earth.

    In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour. But it also marked the start of something new – going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action on climate change. And with the power of social networks behind the Earth Hour message, we hope to attract even more participation so we can build a truly global community committed to creating a more sustainable planet.

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