Earth Hour 2011

I just discovered a thing called Earth Hour. (Forgive me, I really did live in a cultural vacuum in Costa Rica.)

On Saturday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m., we are being urged to turn out all our lights for one hour.

There is much discussion out there as to whether or not this actually addresses the real issue of power conservation or whether it’s just a token gesture. World Wildlife Fund encourages us to make this the first step in changing our habits and suggest ways to take action on a number of different issues that can make a continual difference. In the same spirit of going beyond earth hour, I wrote a post earlier this week for Celebrate Green which suggest several fun ways you can continue to make less of an impact on the environment.

Whether or not Earth Hour translates into an ongoing commitment to use less energy, it certainly makes an impact during its yearly hour. In 2010, 126 countries and over 1 billion people participated. [1] This year, 131 countries and provinces have committed to participation.

- Jocelyn Broyles

[1] Earth Hour, Wikipedia


Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago


Prochi T.
Prochi T.5 years ago

Thanks a lot.

Natasa Legen
nata m.5 years ago

done it :)

Leia P.
Leia P.5 years ago

sorry i missed this

Sumit jamadar
Sumit jamadar5 years ago


anja schafft
Anja S.5 years ago

i ment hour =)

anja schafft
Anja S.5 years ago

i think an our in the year is not enough!
why not an our per week oder per month??

Victoria N.
Vicky N.5 years ago

I read somewhere that using a candle actually produces more pollution than one light bulb, so when I do Earth hour, rather than turn on one lamp and carry around with me, I nap. ;)

Dave C.
David C.5 years ago

I love earth hour. Earth hour every hour. earth day every day.

since then I've tried to have at least one extra earth hour each week at home...