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At 8.30pm on Saturday 27 March 2010, millions of people from around the world will join together for Earth Hour. Together, we can show how lots of little actions add up to one big statement on climate change.
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Earth Hour, Every Hour
8.30pm, Saturday 27 March 2010
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Approximately 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses took part in the first year.
In 2008, Earth Hour involved between 50 and 100 million people in 370 cities and towns around the world, including Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen, Dublin, Atlanta and Bangkok took part.
An independent survey found that 58 per cent of people in Australian capital cities joined in by switching off their lights.
In 2009, the concept truly went global, with Earth Hour triggering people to "switch off" all over the world -- from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Times Square in New York. Millions of people in over 4,000 towns and municipalities in 88 countries took part.
2009 was also an important year for the UN climate negotiations. In December 2009, world leaders and climate negotiators gathered at UN climate talks in Copenhagen to agree to a deal to follow the Kyoto Protocol, which Australia ratified in 2007.
To find out how you can get involved in 2010 please visit www.earthhour.org.au
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