With Earth Hour a little less than two weeks away, organizers have announced that participation for this year’s event will be greater than last year’s stunning turnout.
Already, 92 countries (including all of the G20) are on-board — trumping the 88 in 2009. Countries and regions involved for the first time include the remote island nation of Madagascar, Kosovo, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Ecuador and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands in the Pacific Ocean amongst others.
“Typically we see a big jump in the number of cities and towns taking part in the last few days before the lights go out, but to see such strong support already is fantastic,” said Andy Ridley, Earth Hour’s Executive Director and Co-Founder.
The Las Vegas Strip, Mount Rushmore, Sea World, the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge are just some of the landmarks in the U.S. that will either dim or go dark starting at 8:30pm on the 27th. Click here to learn more about Earth Hour and how you can participate.