Saturday, March 23, 2013

Earth Hour 2013

After celebrating the event in 2011 and 2012, there is no way I was going to skip marking it this year.

First, I present this video from Russia Today.

Planet Power: Over 150 countries turn lights off for Earth Hour 2013

It's an event that has united millions around the world - Earth Hour also saw Moscow turn the lights off in the Kremlin for the very first time. The lights are now back on in the Russian capital, and earlier I spoke to Madina Kochenova about the fascinating event.
For more details, read this article from The Canadian Press via CBC, which lists Earth Hours as 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time.

Vancouver leads Canada as Earth Hour 'capital'
Canadians will join millions worldwide in marking Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. in local time zones
The Canadian Press
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 12:04 PM
The City of Vancouver beat out 66 other cities around the world for the title of Global Earth Hour Capital in a challenged issued by the World Wildlife Fund.

The WWFund, which is the driving force behind Earth Hour, said it bestowed the 'capital' honour on Vancouver in recognition of the city's efforts to reduce pollution that causes climate change.

The city also received the highest number of online votes in a People's Choice ballot, and the city's government passed an official "Earth Hour 2013" proclamation.

About 13-million Canadians turned off their lights for an hour last year in the symbolic event aimed at drawing awareness to climate change.
BBC also has a slideshow: In pictures: Earth Hour around the world.

For more Earth Hour videos, surf over to the Earth Hour YouTube channel.

Happy Earth Hour, and remember to turn all unnecessary lights off tonight!

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