Earth Hour: Saturday 31st March 2012 at 8.30pm

Earth Hours is a global event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event encourages households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour on the last Saturday of March each year attempting to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, when 2.2 million people and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change. WWF planned to take the Earth Hour to the rest of Australia, but then 35 other countries had signed up and were part of the event. Earth Hour became global and now the event has 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries.

Anybody can get involved with Earth Hour, including running events in your local town or city, joining the Earth Hour community online, and even organising your own Earth Hour party. The Illingworth Research and teams will be getting involved and turning of their lights at 8.30pm on Saturday. For more information on Earth Hour and how to get involved, visit the Earth Hour website.

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