|Candles on Earth Hour Logo|
I've written about why I believe in Earth Hour a couple of times, so here is a link to a previous post that explains why I participate: Making a Gesture: Why I love Earth Hour (despite the detractors).
Earth Hour has reached massive support with millions of participants turning off their lights annually. Did you know that there is a very long list of global landmarks that also participate? Check out this list:
Participating landmarks include: The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Taipei 101, The Petronas Towers, Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest), Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Gateway of India, The Burj Khalifa, The Church of the Nativity (Birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem), Table Mountain, Dubrovnik City Walls, Eiffel Tower, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, The Acropolis, Tower of Pisa, The Spanish Steps, Brandenburg Gate, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, The UK Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Christ the Redeemer Statue, CN Tower, Las Vegas Strip, Times Square, The Empire State Building, Niagara Falls and more.(Apparently, this year, Spider-Man will be participating as well. :)
New Crowdfunding/Crowdsourcing PlatformIn addition to raising awareness for saving the planet, Earth Hour has launched a crowd-funding platform (a la KickStarter) for green projects, called, Earth Hour Blue. Among the projects listed are:
- Efficient stoves to protect pandas in China
- Saving forests in Madagascar
- A documentary about climate change and the Great Barrier Reef
- and the list continues...
The platform also has a crowdsourcing component,
Individuals can also use Earth Hour Blue’s crowdsourcing platform, which will call for people to add their voice to some of the biggest environmental campaigns across the world.I didn't see any listed yet, but it will be interesting to see what kind of campaigns they pursue with that part of Earth Hour Blue.