Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two Days Until Earth Hour


3,100 CITIES, 121 COUNTRIES, 31 U.S. STATES ON ALL 7 CONTIENTS SET TO UNITE IN A CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is in the final stages of preparing for Earth Hour 2010, the single largest call to action on climate change in history. hundreds of millions of individuals, businesses, governments and iconic landmarks around the world will turn off their lights for one hour, making the switch to a cleaner, sustainable and more secure planet.

31 states have signed on at this time, for official participation in Earth Hour 2010, FIVE times as many as were on board last year. The states are; Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin

More than 150 U.S. cities and municipalities are officially taking a stand on this important issue. Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sioux Falls, Spokane, St. Louis, and Winston-Salem lead the list of supporting cities in 2010.

More than 50 national monuments and iconic landmarks will go dark across the U.S. in observance of Earth Hour 2010, including: The Las Vegas Strip, Mt. Rushmore, Niagara Falls, National Cathedral and Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C., Golden Gate Bridge, the Space Needle, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, all 39 Broadway Theater Marquees, Sears/Willis Tower, the Queen Mary hotel in Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier.

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