Why Are the Lights Out?
What do the Eiffel Tower, the Las Vegas Strip and the International Space Station have in common? How about the Burj Khalifa, the Great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House? What does ICS Addis share with all of these landmarks?
At all these places, lights will be turned off for one hour at 8:30 PM on Saturday, 31 March!
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour started in Sydney Australia in 2007 and has grown exponentially each year. In 2012, it will reach an estimated 1.8 billion people in 5200+ cities in 135 countries and territories across all seven continents. It is the largest annual environmental event on Earth.
The aim of Earth Hour is to help us all become more aware of our resource use while challenging each of us to make simple changes in our lifestyle that will contribute to reducing resource use. Earth Hour is promoted by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
How Can We Participate?
Turn off all non-essential lights and electrical items at 8:30 PM on 31 March, 2012. Build your awareness of our privileged resource use…and then take steps for the future to reduce your resource use through thoughtful action. Learn more about Earth Hour at… www.earthhour.org