You are here: Home Homestead Living Activism/Events Earth Hour Earth Hour Tonight is Earth Hour, the annual event where millions of people turn the lights off for one hour. by Heather Carr March 31, 2012, 2:00 am Tonight is Earth Hour, the annual event where millions of people turn the lights off for one hour. On the last Saturday of every March at 8:30 p.m., everyone is encouraged to turn off the lights in their homes and businesses for one hour. (Leaving safety lights on is still within the spirit of the event.) Earth Hour originally began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, but spread quickly to other countries. Now more than 130 countries participate. Many people continue with “Beyond Earth Hour” and pledge ways to continue reducing their impact on the earth. This video, produced by the founders of Earth Hour WWF, tells more about the event. Earth Hour logo by Aussiegall/Creative Commons See more Previous article 5 Tips for a Healthier Trip to the Ballpark Next article The Week in Water: Mar 24-30, 2012 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.