Earth Hour

Turn off your lights for Earth Hour Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm...

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Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organized by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

Cornell University can serve as a powerful champion for preserving the planet by turning off its lights for Earth Hour. Join the Earth Hour community on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. To join, all you have to do is turn off all non-essential lights! You can also encourage your networks to do the same and register your participation here.

Earth Hour 2015 comes at a critical point. The United States is uniquely poised to help drive climate action at home and, at the same time, rally other countries to take strong action on climate change. With businesses, governments and communities all working together, this single act of turning off your lights is uniting people across the world by provoking discussion and creating commitments to long-term actions that will benefit the planet. We need your help to make taking action on climate change a strong statement seen around the world.

For other ideas on how to participate in Earth Hour 2015, check out the Playbook. Follow @EarthHour and @World_Wildlife and post about your plans for Earth Hour 2015 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #EarthHour, and tag your event on the Earth Hour Tracker.

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