March 28, 2009

World goes dark in support of Earth Hour

The term "Earth Hour" hit fever pitch on Twitter just moments ago, trending all the way up to No. 1, as the first time zones in the world started turning off its lights in support of the energy-saving movement.

Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, as "2.2 million homes and businesses" participated, per Last year, the movement went global, "with 50 million people switching off their lights" from San Francisco, USA, to Rome, Italy.

Earth Hour 2009, set for today (March 28, 2009) from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time, officially kicked off with this tweet:

  1. Earth Hour 2009
    earthhour Earth Hour has begun in the Chatham Islands!!!! The first place in the world. Woohooo

Twitterers worldwide are caught up in the Earth Hour frenzy, tweeting both their support of the movement and friendly reminders to their followers.

  1. Koman Tam
    komantam (Melbourne, Australia) Sitting at Melbourne zoo and waiting for the earth hour concert c w stoneking jungle blues
  2. Talisa Oberoi
    TalisaO (London, U.K.) Everyone in India....EARTH HOUR-8:30 TO 9:30 pm. Switch off all your lights. spread the word :)
  3. Amy Templeman
    artempleman (Auckland, New Zealand) 15 mins til earth hour in nz. turn 'em off, dudes.
  4. Jason Zhan Jia (ZJ)
    jasonzhanjia (Shanghai, China) Earth Hour tonight in China
  5. BetsyM
    BetsyM (Paris, France) nice! The Eiffel Tower is going dark tomorrow night for Earth Hour:
  6. DJ Ghost
    DJGhostUSA (Kearny, N.J., USA) Don't forget to celebrate "Earth Hour" tonight @ 08:30 PM (your time) people. <3 u all! Nite Twitts.

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