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Monday, February 09, 2009

EARTH HOUR 2009 SET TO SWITCH OFF THE GLOBE

* 377 cities already committed, and double the number of countries that participated in 2008
* Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads call for action on climate change
* Christ The Redeemer statue to turn off its lights
* Iconic Obama artist Shepard Fairey joins campaign

The lights out initiative, which began in Sydney in 2007 as a one-city environmental campaign, has evolved into a grassroots action that has captured the attention of the citizens of the world. In 2008, 371 cities across 35 countries turned their lights out in a united call for action on climate change.

Now, with almost two months still remaining before Earth Hour 2009, that number has already been eclipsed, with 377 cities across 74 countries now committed to turning off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm on 28 March.

Again, Mr. Fairey rocks the designs!

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