On March 28 at 8:30 PM, individuals and businesses across the five boroughs of New York City will join millions of people around the world to make a dramatic statement of concern about climate change by turning off their lights for one hour.
From Manhattanâs iconic skyscrapers, to key landmarks in all five boroughs, to the apartments and houses of individual New Yorkers across the city, Earth Hour will provide an opportunity to raise awareness among our friends and neighbors, teach our children and engage our elected officials about the need to address climate change.
To show your support for Earth Hour in NYC, please sign up now to join fellow Earth Hour supporters as we fight to save our planet. Individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations can sign up and commit to turning off their lights for Earth Hour.
By participating in Earth Hour 2009, you will send a clear message that New Yorkers from Brooklyn to Staten Island care about climate change and stand in solidarity with citizens of the world demanding action on this vital issue.
From Amman to Warsaw, the skylines of over 200 cities in 62 countries will go dark for one hour as individuals, businesses, government buildings, schools and major landmarks turn off non-essential lighting in what will be the largest climate event in history. The list of participating cities includes Beijing, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Rome, Singapore, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Toronto, with more expected to sign on in the weeks ahead.
The goal of Earth Hour 2009 is to give voice to the millions of people who want global action on climate change.