On 31 March, 2007, 2.2 million people in Sydney, Australia, along with 2,100 businesses, turned out their lights between 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Originally conceived as a national event in Australia, by 2012 more than 6950 cities and towns across 152 countries were switching off for an hour.
Earth Hour 2013 will be held on March 23, from 8:30-9:30 pm your time, whatever time zone you’re in. They’ve put together a great video to help explain what it’s all about, but it’s pretty simple. No need to unplug your fridge, just turn off any non-critical electrical appliances – no TV, no computer, no lights, no non-battery-powered sex toys.
You could even make it something special, something memorable, for…
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