Sign up and switch off

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The WWF wants one billion people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm on 28 March 2009.  The Earth Hour campaign aims to show that the world cares about climate change & will kickstart the WWF’s global campaign to convince governments to agree effective action. 

In December 2009, leaders from 190 countries worldwide will meet  at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen to set new targets and form a new international agreement to replace the existing Kyoto Protocol. “The ‘global deal’ will set out how the world tackles climate change & must be sufficiently ambitious to ensure a safe climate for future generations and for wildlife. It must also set targets for industrialised countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and help to ensure the most vulnerable countries can adapt to the inevitable impacts of a warmer world.” – WWF

As part of WWF Earth Hour, over 2,000 cities across 80 countries and 500 global landmarks have agreed to turn off their lights. These include  the Eiffel Tower, Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sydney Opera House, Table Mountain, Niagara Falls, Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights, the Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower and the London Eye. In London, Nelson’s Column, the Coca Cola signs in Piccadilly Circus, the National Gallery, National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, V&A museum, GLA buildings and the Number 2 laser at the Greenwich Observatory will all be in darkness for the hour. Around the UK, the lights will be out at Manchester’s Big Wheel and MEN Arena, the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges, Brighton Pier, the Spinnaker Tower, Gun Wharf Quays and Royal Armouries in Portsmouth; Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in Birmingham & the SS Great Britain in Bristol. Also Caerphilly and Cardiff Castles, the Millennium Stadium in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Rail Bridge will also be in darkness.

Show you care about climate change and sign up here!

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