It's Sunday, which means it's time for another collapse-and-decline-themed entertainment entry. Today, it's Earth Hour, which happened yesterday. That's not anything new for me, as I celebrated the event in 2011, 2012, and 2013. What is new is the explicit entertainment angle, as the WWF, the organization behind Earth Hour, selected Spiderman as the event's Superhero Ambassador. Here is the video in which the selection was announced.
Spider-Man will be the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organised by WWF. This year Earth Hour launches Earth Hour Blue, a digital crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet. The cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and director Marc Webb, want you to be a superhero for the planet. Use Your Power at www.earthhour.orgThat was the hype. Here is what resulted.
Earth Hour 2014 Spider-Man Global Highlights
Earth Hour 2014 has completed a record journey across the planet, uniting people from 162 countries and territories in more than 7000 cities and towns. With your power, Earth Hour has become an ongoing movement creating massive impact around the world, so imagine what else we can do with Spider-Man by our side. Go beyond the hour and be a Superhero for the Planet.Follow over the jump for more highlights of last night's turning off the lights for the planet.
Earth Hour 2014 Highlight 1
Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, S.Korea, China, Taiwan & SingaporeEarth Hour 2014 Highlight 2
Earth Hour is a movement using the power of the crowd to protect the planet.
Russia, Brunei, Pakistan, Iran, UAE, Sri Lanka, Kuwait and Nepal.2014 Earth Hour Spider-Man Highlights 3
Looks like Paris and London along with parts of west Africa.
As cheesy as it is, this Crazy Eddie likes the idea of being a Superhero for the planet. It beats zombies. Speaking of which, tonight is the season finale of "The Walking Dead." I'll be back after watching it.