entrusted to UN Chef de Cabinet, Vijay Nambiar to be presented to world leaders. The People’sOrb takes centre stage in the plenary on the final day of the conference alongside UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, in front of President of the United States, Barack Obama, Danish PrimeMinister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, COP President and Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard andover 100 heads of state.
27 March 2010
Earth Hour is held on Saturday March 27 at 8.30pm-9.30pm and succeeds in being a global call toaction to stand up, to take responsibility, and lead the global journey to a sustainable future. Arecord 128 countries and territories take part and iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacificto Europe and Africa to the Americas stand in darkness.
26 March 2011
Earth Hour is held on Saturday March 26 at 8.30pm-9.30pm and continues to break records for participation with 135 countries taking part. Earth Hour 2011 is the first Earth Hour to go beyondthe hour, by asking supporters to think about what else they can do to make a difference.Beyondthehour.org is launched to give supporters a place to share stories and pledge to do more.
31 March 2012
Earth Hour 2012 will be held on Saturday March 31 at 8.30pm-9.30pm wherever you are in theworld. So save the date and keep coming back to earthhour.org to find out what’s in store.
How your University or School can support EarthHour
At 8.30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012, hundreds of millions of people across the globe willswitchoff the lights of homes and businesses for one hour – Earth Hour, the world’s largest publicenvironmental action – acknowledging a commitment to go beyond the hour with actions thatbenefit the planet in the year ahead. Your university or school can make a great contribution tothisglobal pursuit of ongoing environmental change.Universities and schools can support Earth Hour 2012 by firstly switching out the lights of theircampuses and school grounds and encouraging students to also participate. As educators andlocal influencers, universities and schools are well positioned to be a driving force of actionsbeyond the hour by leading, educating and encouraging students and local communitymembers tomake ongoing changes to reduce their impact on the planet. Show current and future studentsyou’re supporting Earth Hour and contributing to global environmental change! The following information outlines the various ways a university or school can make an ongoing
commitment, be it big or small.
Switch off non-essential lights at 8:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012
Turn off non-essential lights in your campus, school grounds, buildings and facilities duringEarthHour 2012 from 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012. Join other committed universities,schools and community groups around the world in this global celebration of our planet.For larger buildings, plan ahead with facilities and building managers to manage thelogistics of switching off non-essential lighting for
Earth Hour 2012
– including neonlights – in and around your properties.Have a practice run during class on Friday 30 March that the whole school canparticipate in.
2) Register your commitment on www.earthhour.org
Show your support for Earth Hour 2012 by signing up at
andsharing your ongoing actions for the planet with the people of the world. It’s free and we’ll sendyouregular Earth Hour updates with inspiring actions from people and communities across theglobe.