Earth Hour 2009 TONIGHT!!!!

>> Saturday, March 28, 2009

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change.

Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour got started just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google's homepage went black for the day! In Israel, President Shimon Peres personally turned off lights in Tel Aviv.

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger-already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.

But Earth Hour isn't just for big cities-anyone can participate. To get a better sense of the event, check out this video at

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. I hope you will join me for this amazing event. To sign up, visit where you'll learn more including ways you can spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when the lights go out in case you need inspiration!

We want the US to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part. Let's all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.


Unknown March 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

I am so excited about this. YAY for earth hour!!

Lis @ ATruckerWife March 29, 2009 at 10:17 PM  

The hotel we were in this weekend participated in it! We were in the restaurant and it was completely lit in candlelit :)

SuZ March 31, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

I can't believe I missed this! Egh, I wanted to participate... what if I turn everything off right now, think that'll count? :)

Mrs. Jelly Belly April 4, 2009 at 4:21 AM  

Dropping by to welcome you to SITS - glad to have you join us!

Sandy April 4, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

Earth Hour is such a great idea:0)

I stopped by from SITS to welcome you! It's great to have you in the SITStahood:0)

Julie April 4, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

Stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community :)

Carma Sez April 4, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

Hope you had a "dark" Earth Hour !

Stoppin' by from SITS to say "hi" and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers.

carma :-)

April 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

Welcome to the SITS community - we're so glad you've joined us!

Ann On and On... April 5, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

I hope everything went well.....

Glad to have another SITSer, Welcome! I'm hosting a monogram bag giveaway...come on over.

Donnetta April 5, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Well, I missed it! And I'm IN Atlanta!!

Dropping by from SITS to welcome you to the SITStahood!

Valerie April 6, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

That's a great idea. I just didn't know anything about it. Maybe next year.

I am stopping by to welcome you to SITS. I know your going to like our community.

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

I hope it went well. I heard a lot about it on the blogosphere so it seems like people were participating.

Welcome to SITS!

Ash April 6, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

I found out about it a couple hours too late.

Kind of sums up my life these days :-)

Welcome to SiTS! Em

Jules April 8, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

Thanks so much everyone!! I hope that you will come by often!!

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