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Earth Hour 2010 aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities around
the world, inviting communities, business and governments to switch off lights
for one hour at 8:30pm on Saturday March 27 and sending a powerful global
message that we care enough about climate change to take action.
On March 31st, 2007, for one hour, one city made a powerful statement about the
urgent need for action on global warming, by turning off it's lights.
Earth hour 2007 brought together families, businesses, local councils and
2.2 million people in Sydney, Australia, turned off their lights.
Earth hour went global in 2008.
Earth hour 2008 brought together 35 countries and over 370 cities.
Toronto, Canada, Suva, Fiji, Phoenix, USA, New York, USA, Rome, Italy, Telaviv,
Isreal, Casey Station, Antartica, Christchurch, New Zealand, Chicago, USA,
Canberra, Australia, Copenhagen, Denmark, San Francisco, USA, Manila,
Philippines, Atlanta, USA, Sydney, Australia...
More than 10,214 news articles were generated and 24,958 Earth Hour blogs were
created, and it is estimated that globally, 50 million people took part in Earth
Help us make Earth Hour 2010 even bigger!
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