#ChangeClimateChange and Participate in Nationwide Lights Out Eventures
2017 is a historical year for the Earth Hour Organization and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) because it’s their 10th year of making history and encouraging global communities to take part resolving environmental issues so as to achieve a better living planet. Though there are recent developments in their campaign like programs and/or activities that goes beyond an hour, the organization still hopes for amplified goals that would target not just those who are already doing the deeds but also the youth and the untapped.
What started as just a “lights-out” event by WWF Australia to “discuss ideas for engaging Australians on the issue of climate change,” now grown into a worldwide movement participated by almost 176 countries. On March 25, 2017 (Saturday), there will be another switch-off event at 8:30 PM- 9:30 PM. This highlights the progress made through the 10 years of the program.
Earth Hour Milestones
1. 2007 – Earth Hour was born in Sydney, Australia
2. 2008 – The movement expands to 35 countries and territories as climate change accelerates
3. 2009 – Millions vote for planet Earth
This year, the world has voted as lights went out over many of the world’s most famous icons including the Sydney Opera House, Greece’s Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, the Las Vegas strip, New York’s Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, London’s Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge.
The Philippines has also mobilized over 650 towns and cities to take part at this history. Also, according to Campaign Brief, China’s thousands of public buildings also switched their lights off including the Bird’s Nest stadium and the neon lights across Hong Kong Island.