Earth Hour 2010

This month we are urging members of the Edmund Rice Network to support Earth Hour.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.

Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating.

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour.

Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future.

Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

Click on the link above to visit the Earth Hour site then sign-up to pledge your support by turning off your lights for one hour, Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday 27th March 2010.

We look forward to your involvement and continued interest in the actions of Edmund Rice International at the local, national and international levels on behalf of vulnerable people and the planet.

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