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Earth Hour 2013: Global Events

Pure energies Earth Hour, a time when individuals, communities, companies EARTH HOUR and cities demonstrate their concern about the planet by turning off their lights for an hour and coming together for the planet. 8:30-9:30PM Since Earth Hour's launch in 2007 as a local event in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour has expanded across the globe, with 2014 SATURDAY MARCH 29 2014 promising to be the biggest event yet. For 2014, the organizers have launched Earth Hour Blue, a global crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform to engage people around the world in projects that bring environmental and social benefits to their communities. EARTH HOUR 2013 Last year, hundreds of millions of people, in more than 7,000 cities, towns and municipalities, across 152 countries took part in Earth Hour. In advance of this year's event, we've created a global map highlighting some of the events and impacts from Earth Hour 2013. BANGKOK, THAILAND SINGAPORE Reduced 1,699 megawatts More than 5,000 participants gathered during Earth Hour 2013- equal at The Marina Bay Floating Platform for to roughly 1,073 tons of carbon official Lights Out ceremony- which dioxide emissions. included a dance floor that turned the energy of hundreds of dancers into Img ref: 8583744608/in/set-72157633069478410o electricity to power the event. Img ref: global/ 8583075026/in/set-72157633065663793 INDIA 113 households in four villages in Madhya Pradesh, Central India received solar lanterns, providing energy for the first time. ING Vysya Bank kicked off a SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA year-long project to light up 50 villages with renewable energy Birthplace of Earth Hour, Sydney turned the iconic Opera by Earth Hour 2014. House green. Img ref: in/set-72157633067508439 Energy retailer Ausgrid reported a 1.5% reduction in energy use during Earth Hour 2013. Img ref: in/set-72157633069205844 UAE The Burj Khalifa- the world's SUVA CITY, FIJI tallest building went dark for Hosted the first ever "Earth Hour PALESTINE the hour. The Dubai Electricity Night Ride," with 200 bicyclists and Water Authority saw Earth Hour 2013 was the first hitting the streets of Suva City savings of 200,000 kWh, environmental action taken in as the city went dark. Palestine since it was recognized preventing 120 tons of carbon emissions. Img ref: 8581559303/in/set-72157633067966446 as a state by the United Nations. Lights-out events took place in Img ref: global/ 8587670783/in/set-72157633068249191 several cities. Img ref: global/ 8583119929/in/set-72157633069238749 LIBYA First environmental movement in the country after its recent civil war. Participants took part in an 80-kilometer (50-mile) walk from Gharyan to Tripoli to celebrate Earth Hour. Img ref: 8587632939/in/set-72157633074408244 NIGERIA Earth Hour supporters continued their efforts to get a climate bill passed and signed by the president. In the run up Earth Hour 2014, organizers began a 3,404-kilometer (2,115-mile) Peace Walk from Nigeria to Mali to promote a culture of peace and environmental sustainability across West Africa, GAVE Img ref: in/set-721576330695 37747 UGANDA SOUTH AFRICA Earth Hour 2013 marked the South Africa's 2013 campaign creation of the world's first Earth focused on "Switch Off and Switch Hour Forest, a project that aims to Over" to more sustainable practices. rehabilitate more than 2,700 Table Mountain, one of the Seven hectares of degraded land. More Wonders of the World, went dark for than 500,000 trees were planted in RUSSIA the first time. Earth Hour resulted in 2013 by businesses, governments a 629 MW reduction in 2013. More than 100,000 citizens and individuals. signed a petition calling for Img ref: global/ 8471920935/in/set-72157632765454740 Img ref: 8584620558/in/set-72157635074551440 renewed efforts to protection of Russian forests. Img ref: global/ 8581764247/in/set-72157633069205844 CANADA Toronto Hydro recorded a ENGLAND 205-megawatt reduction in In London, Earth Hour organizers electricity demand, almost 7% decline over normal demand. live-streamed an acoustic concert British Columbia Hydro reported by McFly and showed London landmarks such as Big Ben, a reduction of 136 megawatt-hours Buckingham Palace and London of electricity during Earth Hour, Bridge plunge into darkness. dropping the load on the grid by almost 2%. Energy demand dropped by 4.8 megawatts across the province. Img ref: global/8588909710 /in/set-72157633086300544 Img ref: hour-global-combination-photos-photo-001250299.html FRANCE In Paris, the Eiffel Tower once again went dark to support the planet, and organizers created a flash mob "light parade" that toured the city's many switched- off monuments during Earth Hour. Img ref: global/ 8583941679/in/set-7215763307566096o JAMAICA A free acoustic concert was BRAZIL organized in Kingston, which also After Earth Hour 2012, a number served as a fundraiser for the of green commitments began, Jamaica Environmental Trust Fund. creating new parks and open UNITED STATES Img e g petos/earthhour_global/ spaces throughout the capital and Hundreds of thousands of improving water quality in the area. Participants in Earth Hour 2013 people took part in Earth hour 2013 and major monuments took part in a bike tour of the went dark for the hour, Girl Scout many building and monuments troops continued their Earth Hour that went dark. efforts to install thousands of energy-efficient light bulbs in Img ref: global/8584871636/ in/set-72157633070980367 homes across the country. Img ref: global/ 8585444672/in/set-72157633072578541 1-877-444-4002 GO SOLAR TODAY Pure energies

Earth Hour 2013: Global Events

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Earth Hour, a time when individuals, communities, companies and cities demonstrate their concern about the planet by turning off their lights for an hour and coming together for the planet.


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