Local Residents Urged to Commemorate 'Earth Hour'
Area residents are urged to join the city of Cedar Rapids and Linn County in commemorating 'earth hour.' On Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8:30 p.m., hundreds of millions of people in more than 130 countries will switch off their lights for one hour as a symbol of their personal commitment to the environment of the planet.
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#1 Apr 1, 2012
It was another great turn-off heard around the world to go dark for an hour in commemoration of shared human efforts to address climate change and greenhouse gas pollution devastating our atmosphere and planet. www.350.org AP Article | The News Journal | Delawareonline.com
Wilmington Delaware News - delawareonline ... World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour . By RAPHAEL SATTER ... earlier; Tokyo Tower was also dimmed and in Hong Kong, buildings ...
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EARTH_HOUR... ;.. "Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday, part of a global effort to highlight climate change.
Earth Hour, held on the last Saturday of March every year, began as a Sydney-only event in 2007. The city's iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House were dimmed again this year.
Australia is among the first countries to flick off the light switches each year; in New Zealand, Sky Tower in Auckland and the parliament buildings in Wellington switched off two hours earlier; Tokyo Tower was also dimmed and in Hong Kong, buildings along Victoria Harbour also went dark. All the events take place at 8:30 p.m. local time.
The WWF, the global environmental group which organizes the event, said the number of countries and territories participating has grown from 135 last year to 147 this year."
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