On March 31, 2012, hundreds of millions of people around the world, in thousands of cities, at hundreds of landmarks, on all seven continents, will switch off their lights to conserve energy. On behalf of the AIA Newark Suburban Section, we invite you to join in this global initiative.

The event began in Sydney in 2007 when 2.2 million people switched off their lights for an hour to conserve energy. By 2008 Earth Hour had grown to 50 million people in 370 cities worldwide. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action. This event is an important opportunity to raise awareness of energy savings, as well as to provide information on a wider commitment to sustainability – both globally and locally.

We invite you to click on the links below to learn more about Earth Hour, its history, and how it is an important commitment to save more than just 60 minutes of energy – it is hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world uniting to support the largest environmental event in history.

Join us and be part of the Earth Hour effort in 2012.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Earth Hour 2012 Official Video - YouTube

Earth Hour 2012 30 Second Video - YouTube