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- Created 2012-03-12
is a worldwide event organized by the
World Wide Fund for Nature
(WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential
s for one hour to
about the need to take action on
. Earth Hour 2013 was celebrated on March 23, 2013. Earth hour 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during participants' local time.
The Earth Hour event was conceived by WWF and
, and first took place in 2007 in
when 2.2 million residents participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney's lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008.
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