By Tim Saunders on
On March 29, 2008, twenty cities in over six continents will turn off their lights for Earth Hour, a WWF event to raise awareness about climate change and symbolize that the people of the world can make a difference in the fight against climate change by simply working together. And actor Jeremy Piven is at the forefront of the campaign by narrating a new video about the event.
Earth Hour has grown from a single event in Sydney, Australia, in March 2007 to a global phenomenon that will change the way the world sees climate change. On March 31, 2007, over 2.2 million people and 2,100 corporations in Sydney turned their lights off for an hour, creating an energy saving of 10.2% – that’s roughly the same as taking 48,000 cars off the road!
And according to Piven’s new video, which can be viewed at the Our Planet MySpace page, this year the event is going to be even bigger. Cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Manila, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco have all pledged their support for the “Lights-Off” event.
“In 2008, Earth Hour goes global,” said Piven. “On March 29 at 8pm, join the global movement against global warming by turning your lights off for one hour. Turn out for Earth Hour.”
For more information about the event, visit the Earth Hour website.
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