This evening between 8.30pm and 9.30pm is Earth Hour and during this time many cities and key landmarks around the world will be plunged into darkness in a global display to show concern for the envoirnment.
The World Wildlife fund has called on people worldwide to turn off their lights this evening in solidarity with Earth Hour.
Last year, more than 6,950 cities around the world turned off their lights in support of the movement. This year, the foundation is hoping that up to 150 countries will participate in the event.
Key landmarks that will be turning off their lights tonight include the Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Tower, the Eiffel Tower, the Brandenburg Gate, the UK Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, the Empire State Building and here in Ireland, the Custom House.
Andy Ridley, CEO and co-founder for Earth Hour commented: “People from all walks of life, from all nations around the world, are the lifeblood of the Earth Hour interconnected global community. They have proven time and time again that if you believe in something strongly enough, you can achieve amazing things. These stories aren’t unique, this is happening all over the world.”
It’s just an hour, get those lights off! Apologies to those who might have no power due to the adverse weather conditions…