by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

earth hour 2010

Starting tomorrow (which has already started for some), the countdown will be on to dim, shut off, and revel in the dark for Earth Hour 2010. The simplest gesture to draw attention to climate change has become a massive movement — with this year’s event expected to draw the most support ever. In the U.S. alone, 30 states will participate with landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Las Vegas Strip, the Niagara Falls and the Willis Tower, set to observe the event.

“This year’s Earth Hour promises to be even bigger than last year. Already, 92 countries have signed up for Earth Hour 2010 – up from 88 countries in 2009 when an estimated one billion people across 4000 cities flicked off their lights,” said WWF-Australia’s national project manager for Earth Hour, Jennifer Croes.

Celebrities like Gisele, Tom Brady, Leona Lewis, and Edward Norton have all advocated for worldwide participation in the event.

So, whether it’s just a porch light — or your entire home — make an hour to enjoy light of another kind starting at 8:30PM tomorrow. More info on events happening in your area available at http://myearthhour.org.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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