Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thank you for your suggestions, energy and enthusiasm. We are both
thrilled and overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for this
historic climate change initiative.
First, here is a quick look at Earth Hour. On March 29, 2008, from 8pm
to 9pm, local time, participants around the globe will join together
to literally turn off the lights to offer leadership and symbolize
their commitment to finding climate change solutions.
Earth Hour is a global event, created to symbolize that each one of
us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change--no
matter who we are or where we live. It is intended to bring together a
diverse group of community, government, corporate and nongovernmental
organizations to heighten awareness about climate change and to
inspire consumers and businesses to take practical actions to reduce
their own carbon footprints.
We at WWF are hard at work pulling together downloadable content and
promotional materials that individuals, communities, groups, and
business can use to get the message out about Earth Hour. We are
targeting the beginning of February to have that content available on
our global WWF Earth Hour website. Please check back then.
In the meantime, showcase your commitment to finding climate change
solutions by making a personal pledge to reduce your own carbon
footprint at worldwildlife.org/earthhour.
Project Director, Earth Hour US
World Wildlife Fund