Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community – a call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday. Reefs to Rockies is proud to participate in Earth Hour 2009.
VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour (8:30 pm local time), and join the world for Earth Hour. For more information, check out this YouTube video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkq7Zady4IQ]