Earth Hour is practically here. On Saturday, March 31, turn off your lights for one hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. (local time).
Well, for one, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is asking you to, and when a supermodel asks you to turn off the lights... well, don't waste the chance.
But there is another reason, besides Miranda Kerr's global ambassador role for the event. Since 2007, when the first Earth Hour inspired 2.2 million Australians to turn out the lights for an hour, the event has gone global with its message that climate change is a real problem that demands real solutions from the biggest governments down to each individual. Last year, 1.8 billion people in 135 countries across all seven continents took park, and this year, the global organizer of the event, WWF, is launching a "If I Will You Will" campaign to extend the efforts of individuals and governments to commitments that are more far-reaching than the symbolic flip of a switch.
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