One evening in March 2007 Sydney, Australia went dark for one hour. This wasn’t a blackout: the city wanted to make a statement and ease the pressure on the earth, and 2.2 million people turned off their lights.
This year cities around the world are participating in Earth Hour 2008 including Atlanta, Bogota, Chicago, Copenhagen, Madison, WI, Ottawa, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Vancouver, and more. You can too: on Saturday, March 29, at 8 pm (your local time), turn off your lights for one hour. Urge friends and neighbors to do the same.
Here’s a background video:
Today’s mitzvah: Spread the word about Earth Hour 2008 — and turn out those lights at 8 pm!