Earth Hour 2009: Lights out across the World 8:30-9:30
Over a billion people took part in Earth Hour 2009.
It is now over for 2009, and while some cities seem disappointed with what happened or didn't happen, most people seem to just be glad they took part and had their say.
Tracking Earth Hour:
Earth Hour is slowing making its way across Canada. It is now Earth Hour on the West Coast and it's good to see so many lights have gone out.
South America is celebrating Earth Hour.
The hour of 8:30 is starting to hit Canada and Newfoundland will be the first province to celebrate Earth Hour!
England went dark for Earth Hour.
At 8:30pm in Central Europe all major cities turned off all non-essential lights.
The Great Pyramids of Giza have gone dark as Egypt celebrates Earth Hour.
Thousands of people gathered in Melbourne for a concert and some of the cities famous landmarks were dimmed or turned off for one hour.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House lights were turned off, and thousands of people gathered in Federation Square in Melbourne to listen to a concert in the dark. The whole concert was powered by bicycle energy.
Beijing's Bird's Nest went dark for an hour when Earth Hour was celebrated in China.
The first Earth Hour began in Sydney in March 2007 and the city's mayor spread the world at an international large cities conference in New York a month later. By 2008, more than 350 cities around the world participated and organizers with the WWF say 3,000 cities and towns are turning off lights this year.
Some of the cities that took part in Earth Hour 2009:
Beijing (the first time they have taken part)
New York City
Vancouver was one of the last cities to go dark for Earth Hour.
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