Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Climate Change Message Heard Around the World!
Thank you Canada for becoming part of the solution by sending a strong message to world leaders about the need for action on climate change! Earth Hour was a huge global success with 3,937 cities and towns turning out their lights, across 88 countries. With almost a billion people mobilized, Earth Hour 2009 was the biggest environmental demonstration in history! Millions of Canadians took part all across the nation, along with nearly 1,000 businesses, helping to make our skylines go dark.
People were inspired across the country and around the globe as monuments such as the CN Tower, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Acropolis and the Empire State Building went dark. This year we welcomed new participation from people in countries such as India and China, and welcomed back the countries that celebrated Earth Hour in 2008.
Thanks to everyone for making our climate change message heard around the world. However you celebrated, we hope it was a truly memorable experience and we hope that you continue to take actions every day to reduce your ecological footprint. Remember to make every hour Earth Hour by joining WWF-Canada's web-based community, The Good Life! The next few months will be critical as we wait to see how global leaders react to this united call for action on climate change.
Make sure you view images and videos from across Canada and around the globe. Then share your Earth Hour experience with the world and make your call to action loud and clear by uploading your images and videos today.