An Hour For Earth
An Hour for Earth
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks.
In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
And on Saturday 26 March, Earth Hour 2011 was celebrated in 133 countries and regions and what is meant to be talked about is that we " GCC leaders in Sulaymanyiah – Kurdistan" as the other countries participated in this international celebration and celebrated this day at 8 pm 26 March by turning off the light surround us and turning on solar lights and telling people about this day by inviting the TVs and talking about the day.