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Turn Out the Lights

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March 29, 2014.  8:30 pm. 

It truly is a global affair. 

Earth Hour began as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.  Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Individuals, communities, households and businesses are asked to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. The WWF,  the driving force behind Earth Hour, acknowledges that Earth Hour is a symbolic event that won't reverse climate change. However, the organization says Earth Hour helps create the demand for large scale changes that ultimately will.  In previous Earth Hour years even famous landmarks around the world turned off their non-essential lighting for Earth Hour including such places as the Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, the Colosseum, and the CN Tower, to name a few.  Here in Ontario we saw an overall decrease of 6% in electricity.  Every light you turn off makes a difference and signals your individual awareness of the need for change.  Please join millions of people around the world that are using the power of the crowd to save the planet. Follow and contribute to this movement at earthhour.org, the official website for the event.