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Every year on the last Saturday of the month of March, the lights go out in many cities not because of a power outage in the city, but because the citizens of that city decided to shut down the light for an hour. This hour is known as Earth Hour; which was an idea started in Australia to bring awareness to climate change. This idea became global, and now is reaching across many countries showing people that the smallest things came make a difference.

Earth Hour Logo

Mission[edit]


Earth Hour's mission is to bring awareness and show support for climate change. Every year more cities, towns and countries join the cause and bring this idea to life. This event went from and idea to a symbol and then lead to a movement that many have joined. There were approximately 5,200 cities and towns across 135 countries participated in this event. There are also individual organizations, colleges and businesses that have joined this cause and show their support by turning off their lights for one hour. [1]


History[edit]


The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an independent conservation organization that was founded on April 29, 1961. The Morges Manifesto played a key part in founding this organization. This founding document/ declaration has shaped the organization as a whole. [2] This organization focuses on helping endangered species such as the Panda and Tigers as well as conserving threaten places. Some of their current focuses are the Amazon Forest, Artic, climate and energy, Coral Triangle, smart fishing, tigers and many more. [3] Earth Hour is one of their most recent projects. The WWF created this event in to show support for climate change. However, the rapid growth of support and participation after the first year (2007) was unexpected but gladly welcomed. They have continued to spread across the world since then. [4]

2004[edit]

WWF Australia decided to try and bring awareness of climate change to the world with scientific evidence. They grouped up with and advertising company in Sydney, Australia called Leo Burnett Sydney, sky poker to come up with some way to do this.

2005[edit]

WWF Australia and Leo Burnett decided and worked on a large scale campaign, were all you did was turn off the lights for an hour, the title of it was "The Big Flick."[5]

2006[edit]

The title of Earth Hour came to be when Leo Burnett was given the task to find a campaign name that gave a broader look then just flicking off the lights. They, WWF Australia and Leo Burnett went to Fairfax Media to help back the project.[6] The Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP gave support. [7]

2007[edit]

On March 31, at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour began. Getting the support of 2.2 million people of Sydney and 2,100 businesses. [8]

Sydney Opera House with it's lights on (top) Sydney Opera House with it's lights off (bottom)

2008[edit]

On March 28 at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Earth Hour became an international affair; gaining 371 cities and towns in 35 countries. Estimated people participated 50 million Online Casinos .

2009[edit]

March 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. millions of people from 4,000 cities and towns, from 88 countries, join in the experience of Earth Hour. This same year in November they launched The People's Orb, "a shimmering silver sphere encasing a 350 gigabyte hard drive with video, images and documents representing the hundreds of millions of people who voted Earth to call for action on climate change."[9] This sphere goes from Sydney to Copenhagen.

2010[edit]

March 27, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. had a record number of 128 countries and territories and iconic buildings and landmarks took part in Casino Games. All the way from Asia Pacific to the Americas.


2011[edit]

On March 26, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. it took part again, this time asking it's participants to go farther. To think of other ways to make a difference.

2012[edit]

This took part on March 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. had over 135 countries, 5251 cities and towns, and 18 billion people participated.

A glipse of the world during earth hour.

Participants[edit]


Cities and Towns[edit]
Before and during shots of a city participating in Earth Hour.

Albany, NY

Boston, MA

Bothell, WA

Breckenridge, CO

Buffalo Grove, IL

Burlington, VT

Carmel, IN

Carrboro, NC

Charlotte, NC

Gala Bingo, US

Chicago, IL

Clackamas County, OR

Coachella Valley, CA

Colorado Springs, CO

Columbia, MO

County of Grande Prairie, AL

Cupertino, CA

Dedham, MA

Deerfield, IL

DeKalb, IL

Dillon, CO

Dover, DE

Duluth, MN

Escanaba, MI

Farmington Hills, MI

Fort Worth, TX

Fredericton, NB

Frisco, CO

Grand Forks, ND

Hermosa Beach, CA

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, CA

Hingham, MA

Homer Glen, IL

Kansas City, MO

Kingsland, GA

Knoxville, TN

Lafayette, CA

Lincolnton, NC

Lynn, MA

Malibu, CA

Merced, CA

Miami-Dade County, FL

Minneapolis, MN

Nashville, TN

Niles, IL

Portland, OR

Redondo Beach, CA

Rollingwood, TX

Saint Paul, MN

San Francisco, CA

San Juan, PR

San Pedro, CA

Silverthorne, CO

Snoqualmie, WA

Southington, CT

St. Marys, GA

Stinson Beach, CA

Syracuse, NY

Tallahassee, FL

Casino Slots, SA

Tucson, AZ

Valdosta, GA

Watertown, MA

West Orange, NJ

Woodbine, GA

Landmarks and Buildings[edit]

200 West Madison, Chicago, IL

550 Kearny, San Francisco, CA

750 West John Carpenter Fwy (Sterling Commerce Building), TX

American Eagle Billboard in Times Square (1551 Broadway at 46th St), New York

Arapahoe Basin (Ski Resort), Summit County, CO

Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA

Bally's Atlantic City

Bally's Las Vegas

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards

Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Casino Royale Las Vegas

Boyd Gaming, Eldorado.

Boyd Gaming, Fremont

Boyd Gaming, Gold Coast

Boyd Gaming, Jokers Wild

Boyd Gaming, Las Vegas

Boyd Gaming, Main Street Station

Boyd Gaming, Sam’s Town

Boyd Gaming, Suncoast

Boyd Gaming, The California

Boyd Gaming, The Orleans

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Caesars Atlantic City

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Capella Tower/Ryan Companies, Minneapolis, MN

Chase Tower, Chicago, IL

Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center, Portland, OR

Crowne Plaza Downtown Philadelphia

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Hollywood Casino Chicago, IL

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls

Denver Botanic Gardens

District Energy, St. Paul, MN

Duluth Aerial Bridge, Duluth, MN

Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

Empire State Building

Empire State building with lights on (left) Empire State Building with it's lights off (right)

Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, CO

First National Bank Building, St. Paul, MN

Flamingo Las Vegas

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA

Ghirardelli Square sign, San Francisco, CA

Grand Biloxi

Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs Downtown

Harrah's Ak-Chin, Phoenix

Harrah's Atlantic City

Harrah's Chester, Philadelphia

Harrah's Council Bluffs

Harrah's Joliet

Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Harrah's Las Vegas

Harrah's Laughlin

Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Harrah's New Orleans

Harrah's North Kansas City

Harrah's Reno

Harrah's Rincon, San Diego

Harrah's Tunica

Harveys Lake Tahoe

Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Horseshoe Bossier City

Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Horseshoe Hammond, Chicago

Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Horseshoe Tunica

Hotel Novotel in Times Square, New York

Hyatt Center – 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Imperial Palace, Las Vegas

James J. Hill Reference Library, Foxy Bingo St. Paul, MN

John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

John Hancock Tower, Boston, MA

KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN

Lumiere Place Casino, St. Louis, MO

Madison, 181 W., Chicago, IL

Michigan, 444 N., Chicago, IL

Monroe, 200 W., Chicago, IL

Monroe, 230 W., Chicago, IL

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments, Camp Verde, AZ

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA

Nasdaq Billboard in Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, NY

National Cathedral, DC

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA

O’Hare International Center, Rosemont, IL

Orlando Airport Marriott, Online Casino Orlando, FL

O'Sheas, Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

Port Largo Club Condominium, FL

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA

Prudential Center, Boston, MA

Rice Park, St. Paul, MN

RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN

Saint Paul Central Library, St. Paul, MN

Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, MN

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Sheraton Chapel Hill/Durham Hotel, NC

Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Newington, NH

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, Syracuse, NY

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Showboat Atlantic City

St. Louis Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Miami, FL

Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel

Swiss Re Building, Fort Wayne, IN

Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite National Park

The Alaska Zoo

The Baltimore National Aquarium

The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA

The Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, MN

The Omni Parker House Hotel

The Phoenix Zoo

The Realtor Building, Chicago, IL

The Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, NY

The Toledo Zoo

The Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL

Thompson Center, Chicago, IL

Tunica Roadhouse Hotel & Casino

United Nations Headquarters, NY

Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Las Vegas, NV

Wells Fargo Place, St. Paul, MN

Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii

Willis (Sears) Tower, Chicago, IL

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park

Wyndham Grand Desert, Las Vegas

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

Colleges and Universities[edit]

Berry College- Students against Violating the Earth

Bowling Green State University- Environmental Action Group

Brandeis University- Campus Sustainability Initiative

Chatham University

Clarkson University, Postdam, NY

Columbia College Chicago- Sustainability Task Force

East Tennessee State University- Campus Sustainability Committee

George Mason University- Bingo Online Fundamentals of Evolution and Ecology Recitation sections

Goshen College

Iowa Western Community College- IWCC Goes Green

Marist College Student Government- Student Government Association

Misericordia University- Cougars 4 Change

Northwestern University

Rollins College- EcoRollins

Suffolk University

SUNY Postdam

University of Arizona- Residence Life

University of Illinois at Chicago- Office of Sustainability

University of Pennsylvania- University of Pennsylvania Environmental Group

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Tennessee

University of Texas at Austin

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse- The Greener Living Committee

University of Wisconsin-Superior- Student Government Association

Utica College- Office of Environmental Health and Conservation

Wake Forest University- Office of Sustainability

Yale University- Sustainability Education Peers

Businesses and Organizations[edit]

A Lasting World, Inc. Geneva, IL

Abna Advies NV

Accenture

Advanced Seamless Gutters, Inc., FL

AEG

Al Futtaim Carillion

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.-Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter, CT

Alpha Wealth

AMEC Enviornment & Infrastructure Free Poker, CA

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

animalcarehollandrd.com, VA

Appalachian Faith and Ecology Center, Coeburn, VA

ARC Energy Consulting and the Hampstead Institute, Montgomery, AL

Arrow Systems, Inc., NJ

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Aydin Photography Services, CA

Backyard Humanitarian, CT

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Barbara Robey Elementary, Litchfield Park, AZ

Batavia Environmental Commission, Batavia, IL

Bausch + Lamb, Aliso Viejo, CA

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL

Because I love earth, CA

Bennington State Bank, Salina, KS

Bentall Kennedy Real Estate Services

Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), Pittsfield, MA

Big Green Head, Columbus, OH

Big Rock Barn Horse boarding riding stables, WA

Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School, Lake Charles, LA

Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg News

Boyd Gaming Casino Properties

Bravo Café

BREAD FOR THE HEAD, IL

Briargate Elementary School, Cary, IL

Broadway Green Alliance

Broward Lotus Sangha, Hollywood, FL

Caesar’s Entertainment properties

Capannari Ice Cream, Mount Prospect, IL

Capital One Bank, Laurel, MD

Capital One Bank, Raceland, LA

Caribbean Youth Environment Network

Carrboro BOA (Board of Alderman), Carrboro, NC

Carver Cowan Kennedy Road Middle School/Georgia

CBRE Global Commercial Real Estate Services/Hyundai Rio Vista Inc., San Diego, CA

Cedrus, San Pedro, CA

Central Ohio Astronomical Society, OH

CenturyLink, Denver, CO

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

CIEDM, Arcadia, CA

CK Food & Fuel, Minneapolis, MN

Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI)

closet 35, NC

CLUB EMPUJE AMBIENTAL, PR

ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, Midland, TX

Community Wildlife Rehabilitation to Release

Creative Learning Academy, FL

Cubscout Pack 606 Riverview, FL

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Chicago, IL

Cyprus Wine Bar, Seattle, WA

Dairy Management, Inc.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

Dallas Green, Dallas, TX

Dana Hanson Designs, Chico, CA

Delhaize America, Salisbury, NC

Denver Green Streets, Wheat Ridge, CO

Deutsche Bank, Wall Street, NY

DevilDesign, AZ

Diamond Tavern Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

Dillon Valley Elementary School, Dillon, CO

Dimensions of Learning Academy

Downtown Electric Supply, Los Angeles, CA

Drawing Conclusions, FL

Earth Balance, Sanford, ME

Earthshine Nature Programs, Lake Toxaway, NC

East Side Elem. 3rd Grade/Mrs. Unsell's class, OK

East Side Elementary, Oklahoma City, OK

Eco Logical Real Estate & Community Builder, FL

Éco-quartier NDG

ECO-West Club, Omaha, NE

Educational Housing Services, Brooklyn, NY

Elemental Artistry, Tucson, AZ

Ellenville Middle and Elementary School Environmental Clubs, Ellenville, NY

Endeavor Learning Center, Mason, OH

EnergyWize, LLC, Dayton, OH

Environmentally Yours, CA

EPB, TN

ES, NCTMB, LMT Swedish & Asian Bodywork, OR

Federal Highway Administration

FHS ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB, Best Free Poker Dearborn, MI

Friends of Bittersweet Farm

Gaia Psychology, MO

Gap, Inc.

GFWC Woman's Club of the Denville-Rockaway area, Denville-Rockaway, NJ

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 20442, PA

Girl Scout Troop 1149, CA

Girl Scout Troop 1174, IL

Girl Scout Troop 14297, MN

Girl Scout Troop 24349, NJ

Girl Scout troop 3972, VA

Girl Scout Troop 41334, PA

Girl Scout Troop 41500, WA

Girl Scout Troop 7452, KS

Girl Scout Troop 784, CO

Girl Scouts of Colorado

Girl’s Inc. of Claymont, DE

Global Green Productions, Lawrence, KS

Godrej Woodsman Estate

Gourds by GertsKid, GA

Grant Park Shopping Centre

Green Air Project, Winter Park, FL

Green in BKLYN, Brooklyn, NY

Green Moms of PWC, Lake Ridge, VA

GreenTowns, Fairfield, CT

GrowthBusters, CO

Haier

Hallberg Engineering/CLASS 5 Energy, MN

Handmade Creations, DE

HDR Engineering, Inc., Bellevue, WA

Heather Forest Apts.

Hemlockpoint, Middlebury, VT

Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, MI

HHS Green Club, Boutte, LA

Hillsborough Association of Elementary Science Teachers, Tampa, FL

Holiday Inn Resort, NY

Holistic Family Healthcare, Boca Raton, FL

Holland Christian Schools, Holland, MI

HomeUnion Services, CA

Huntsville Community Theatre Group, Huntsville, TX

iGREEN

IKEA, Tampa, FL

Insitute of Research and Social Development (IRSD)

Integrated Research, Inc, Denver, CO

ISERI, Arcadia, CA

Jefferson Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Johnson Controls - My Town

JPMChase-located at Chase Tower Chicago, Chicago, IL

Juiceworks, IN

Kashi Atlanta, GA

Kimberly Mathews Massage Therapy, Livermore, CA

L’Oreal USA

Lake Magdalene Elementary School, russian roulette Tampa, FL

L'Auberge Del Mar Hotel, San Diego, CA

Laurel Highlands Middle School, Grades 5-8, Logan, OH

Law Firm Sustainability Network/ecoAnalyze, Manhattan, NY

Learn-Kit Limited

Let’s Popcorn

Lilly's Exotic Pets

Lotus Institute for Mindful Living, Inc., Hollywood, FL

Manulife Financial, Chicago, IL

Manulife Financial, Chicago, IL

Marion Jordan School, Skokie, IL

Maris Sal

Marriott's Grand Chateau, Las Vegas, NV

Martyn ffrench Travel by Design

Maryland School for the Deaf, MD

Mavis Manor B&B / Sustainable Farm, Flat Top, WV

MaximumPowerDesigns.NET, Samoset, FL

MGM Resorts International properties

Middletown High School, Middletown, NY

Millsboro Middle School, Mrs. Jordin's 6th grade Science classes, Millsboro, DE

Mindful Decluttering and Organizing

Mix'd Greens, Inc., FL

MMPI - Merchandise Mart, IL

Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth, NJ

Mrs. Hoppe's 7th Grade Science class at Toll

MultiCOLOR Media

MyChangeNow, Hawaii

Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Nashville, TN

National Don't Drive Month Foundation

National Hockey League (NHL)

Natural Clothing Company, Snohomish, WA

Nature Abounds

Nature Zone Nature center

New England Payroll Services, Hamden, CT

New Jersey School Nutrition Association

Niwot United Methodist Church

Northeastern Family Institute (DBT)

NSSEO, IL

Oak Ridge Elementary School, Oak Ridge, NC

Oakland County Commissioner, Ferndale, MI

Occupy Carson City, NV

Ojos de Violeta Photography, CA

One Purple Panda, Taos, NM

Open Hearts Gathering, Gastonia, NC

Orbitz Worldwide, Chicago, IL

Outdoor Sports Center, CT

Outdoor Sports Center, NY

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

Para Hills West Primary School

Paramount Room

Perkins School For the Blind, Watertown, MA

Picassoz Art Café roulette game, Lakeland, FL

Pie-Eyed Pizzeria, IL

Pine Crest School

PlayNetwork

Plymouth High School, MI

Project195, Inc.

PRPR

RadioShack, PA

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, VA

Rejuvenation (lighting company)

RENEWED Fletcher Cove Community Center, Solana Beach, CA

Rethink Energy Florida

Reunion Tower, Dallas, TX

Ridge Street Elementary School, Port Chester, NY

Robert Bosch Mexico Sistemas Automotrices S.A. de C.V. SLP, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Rocky Mountain MediScribe, Inc.

RP Planning services, CA

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, AZ

San Diego Clinical Hypnotherapy

SandyHook SeaLife Foundation

Sasrai-Movement

Seniors Helping Seniors, PA

Service Company of the Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, U.S. Marine Corps

Shamrock Enterprises

Sharon High School YUGA Chapter (Youth United for Global Action and Awareness)

SHI International Corp, NJ

Sisters of Notre Dame, Chardon, OH

Sisters of the Holy Cross

SMK Lembah Bidong, Gunpowder, MD

Southmoore High School: AP Human Geography class, OK

State Street Corporation

Steinbauten, Inc.

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay, NJ

Strasburger & Price, LLP, Dallas, TX

Supervalu, Inc.

Sustainability Matters, San Diego, CA

Sustainable Lafayette (NGO), Lafayette, LA

Sustainable Upliftment Initiative Trust (SUIT)

Swiss Re America Holding Corp.

SynGeo

TakeTwoforPlanetEarth.org

TAMIU-Office of Housing & Residence Life

Taxi Unlimited

TekMtn, SD

Tennessee Literacy Coalition, roulette games TN

Texaco Hayuelos

The Faith and Environment Network, WA

The Flameless Candle Shop, Highland Park, IL

The Goddard School

The Gourmet Café of North Texas

The Harper Law Office PLLC, AR

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

The JBG Companies, Chevy Chase, MD

The Morgan School

The Orvis Company, Inc.

The Share Exchange

The WILD Foundation, Boulder, CO

Thigpen Design & Marketing

Thomas More Consulting Group

Titusville Middle School, Titusville, PA

Town Planner, Dennis, MA

Towneship Wildelife Society

TreezPlease, Inc., Youngstown, OH

Trigon Associates, LA

Trinity Spine Center, FL

TruHarmony Yoga, Chicago, IL

Tula Yoga Studio, Chicago, IL

Turquoise Wildlife Conservation Society

U.S. Bank Centre

UnionStudio Yoga, Andover, MA

Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, IL

United Transportation Union

US BANK, CO

US Certified Translation Service

US General Services Association

Valley High School Freshman Class, MO

Verizon Wireless

Viget Test, Falls Church, VA

Village Volunteers

VinTech Systems, Inc., Chicago, IL

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar, Chicago, IL

Volvo Group

Wartsila North America, TX

Wayfair LLC., UT

WC Elementary School Ecology Club

Weber Law & Consulting, MA

Wells Fargo

Whole Foods Market - Andover, MA

Whole Foods Market (WPT), Westport, CT

Whole Foods Market Carmel

Whole Foods Market Newtonville, Newton, MA

Whole Foods Market Wayland, Wayland, MA

Whole Foods Market, Cranston, RI

Whole Foods Market, Glastonbury, CT

Whole Foods Market, West Hartford, CT

Wild Sanctuary | Arctic Live, casino cards CA

WLPhoto & Wilderness Co., San Juan, PR

Woodward Girl Scout Service Unit, Mableton, GA

WorldAquaculture.org

WorldMark by Wyndham, Windsor, CA

WSP Flack + Kurtz, Boston, MA

www.catwinkproductions.com

Xun Biosphere Project

Z2 Enterprises

zierfischparadies, Maple Plain, MN

Zodiac Valet Trash, Addison, TX

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