Earth Hour

A record number of countries and territories participated in this year's event.
The initiative involves 7,000 cities across 172 countries.
We are often told that the United States is more divided now than at almost any time in our history. If you're following the presidential election, it's easy to see what they mean. And it's not just in America.
Switch off on Study Abroad for the places we love. Shine a light on Climate Action this Earth Hour, March 19.
Like his two predecessors, Pope Benedict XVI and Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis has taken a serious interest in promoting
Policy experts warn that the Paris conference may be the last meaningful chance for the international community to reach
Those negotiations are important, but the games really begin next week. March 31st is the first checkpoint when several countries, including the United States, will announce new targets to reduce climate pollution and other commitments to support climate action.
The Great Wall. Times Square. The Eiffel Tower. You can see what your country is planning for Earth Hour here, and if you
From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: From Miranda Kerr to Leona Lewis, celebrity ambassadors have always been
The initiative, led by the World Wildlife Fund, is meant to raise global awareness about climate change and extend beyond
Is Earth Hour, the annual ritual in which people the world over turn out their lights as a show of solidarity in the fight against climate change and other environmental issues, a waste of time and energy? Bjorn Lomborg certainly thinks so -- but what is accomplished by niggling over the metrics of a global awareness campaign?
How much energy does Earth Hour save? Is one hour enough? Whose idea was it? On the cusp of our seventh Earth Hour this Saturday, March 23, here again are the answers to all three questions.
Urge your community to participate and send a small ripple of change out into the world. Then switch off for an hour -- have a candlelit dinner, host a dance party in the dark. Who says change has to be hard?
While you're waiting for the chance to hold our timid Washington leaders accountable, vote for a real climate hero and catch a glimpse of an amazing future just waiting for us to choose it.
Earth Hour has mutated into individual, grassroots actions. With hundreds of millions of people, each making small commitments to living sustainably, there is hope for the future of the planet.
The ostensible goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of what the consumptive attitude of humanity is doing to its only home. But it behooves us as a species to be aware of the earth every hour of every day.
Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has grown in subsequent years. According to the initiative's website, 2011
The solutions to our energy problems don't start with individuals shutting the lights off at home. They start with public policy -- the only force that can actually change how the infrastructure and shared systems work.
What if the government did Earth Hour and turned off all the lights for an hour? Millions of people all around the world