THE MOVEMENT IS GROWING DAILY: Nearly 100 US cities, towns, and communities have now pledged to "turn out" for the largest climate event in history, with more signing up each day. Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Tucson, Orlando, and not one, but two Arlingtons—Texas and Virginia! We're anxious to hear from four more Arlingtons in Washington State, Illinois, Tennessee, and Massachusetts!
A complete list of US cities can be found at: www.EarthHourUS.org/map.php.
DANKE SCHOEN: Globally, 1,485 cities are going dark, with Berlin, Germany becoming the latest major European city to sign on to turn out. Earth Hour is now taking place in 9 out of the Top 10 cities in the world by population—Karachi in Pakistan remains the last hold-out.
ALANIS MORISSETTE SUPPORTS "BIGGEST TURN-OFF" IN HISTORY: View The "toenail" ad that has everyone talking.
"TURN OUT, TAKE ACTION" IS MORE THAN JUST A SLOGAN: We need you to let your elected leaders know that you care about the future of our planet and are looking to them to take action in support of climate legislation. You can send a letter to your Member of Congress and Senator with a few mouse clicks at the Earth Hour website at www.EarthHourUS.org/raiseyourvoice.
EARTH HOUR HEADLINE NEWS
CB RICHARD ELLIS, JOHNSON-DIVERSEY are latest U.S. Companies to announce they'll turn out for Earth Hour...BLOOM grocery stores urging customers to support Earth Hour by putting information on shopping bags...ST. LOUIS CARDINALS announces team will turn out...BUONGIORNO: In Italy, World Cup soccer star Francesco Totti will switch off the lights at the Colosseum in Roma...IT'S THE REAL THING: Coca-Cola is switching off its enormous sign at London's Piccadilly Circus for only the third time since World War II to support Earth Hour. Coke's sign in New York's Times Square will also go dark...IN LOS ANGELES, Open Table Launches Dine by Candlelight for WWF's Earth Hour.
WHERE WILL YOU BE WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT? Enjoying a candlelight dinner with someone special? At home with the family? Watching the strip go dark in Vegas? Drop us an email at EarthHourPR@wwfus.org and let us know how you plan to celebrate the largest climate shout-out in history.
SPREAD THE WORD! Our planet urgently needs your help. Please spread the word and ask your friends, colleagues, and family members to sign up on the Earth Hour website so we can count their vote for our Earth! All the details for turning out on March 28th at 8:30 pm and becoming part of this historic call for global action on climate change can be found at www.EarthHourUS.org.
When in doubt...VOTE EARTH! Thanks for your support.
The Earth Hour US Team
Turn Out. Take Action.
March 28, 2009