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Earth Hour 2011: The Big Switch Off

Millions switched off their lights for an hour in 2010 but, this year, the WFF is hoping even more will do their bit for the planet

On the 26th March at 8.30 pm, douse your lights and unplug the TV for Earth Hour, 2011. It’s only one hour but you’ll be joining millions around the world and taking a stand against climate change. The WWF hopes that this year’s event will send a clear message to world leaders: climate change is real, it is happening and we have to do something about it.

Begun in Australia in 2007, an estimated two million people switched off for Earth Hour’s debut but since then the numbers getting involved have steadily increased with 2010’s event set to be the biggest yet. Taking in 128 different countries, Earth Hour is helping to boost the global profile of the anti climate change movement. Want to get involved? As well as switching off on the big day, spread the word and show you care about climate change by supporting the big switch.

Cost: Free
Date: 26th March 2011

To register for Earth Hour 2011 and to find out more about this year's event, please visit


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