skyline (top image)
was shrouded in darkness
Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities
around the world. Held on the last Saturday of March it began in 2007 when in
Sydney Australia 2.2 million homes and businesses plunged into darkness for 1
hour. By 2008 the hour had turned to a global phenomenon when approximately 50
million people of the earth are united together in just turning off lights.
With 35 countries around the world participating and over 400 cities also supporting,
Earth Hour 2008 was a major success, celebrated on all seven continents.
Landmarks all around the world turned off their lighting for Earth Hour; these
included the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, Sydney Opera House, London's
City Hall, and the Space Needle in Seattle.
In earth hour 2009 it is hoped that the over 1 billion will be switching off their lights as
a global vote. It is not which country or city your from it is which planet. Earth hour is
a plea, a plea to take control of the people earth’s future.
6 out of 10 pupils from Uffculme School are planning to plunge into darkness for a
VOTE earth and make your contribution to helping, join the people.