Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40851/all en 'Earth Hour' evolves into springboard for wider action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/earth-hour-evolves-springboard-wider-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>From Sydney Harbour Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Brandenburg Gate to the Burj Khalifa tower, the Empire State Building, the Taj Mahal and Table Mountain, some of the world's greatest landmarks will briefly darken on Saturday night for Earth Hour, a campaign now becoming a broader vehicle for green activism.</p> <p>Earth Hour originated in Sydney in 2007 with an appeal to people and businesses to turn off their lights for an hour to heighten awareness about climate change, driven by carbon-emitting fossil fuels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/earth-hour-evolves-springboard-wider-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:46:31 +0000 5789450 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions to switch off for 'Earth Hour' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-switch-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One minute brightly lit, the next plunged into darkness -- iconic landmarks around the world will cut their lights Saturday for the "Earth Hour" campaign against climate change.</p> <p>Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across the globe to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet.</p> <p>Many of the world's most iconic attractions, including Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower will take part.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-switch-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:15:32 +0000 5791730 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions begin switching off for 'Earth Hour' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-begin-switching-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sydney's skyline plunged into darkness on Saturday as the city cut its lights for the "Earth Hour" campaign against climate change, kicking off an event which will travel around the globe.</p> <p>Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across some 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet.</p> <p>Many of the world's most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building and Russia's Kremlin building will take part.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-begin-switching-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:01:11 +0000 5791788 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions begin switching off for 'Earth Hour' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-begin-switching-earth-hour-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sydney's skyline plunged into darkness on Saturday as the city cut its lights for the "Earth Hour" campaign against climate change, kicking off an event which will travel around the globe.</p> <p>Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across some 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet.</p> <p>Many of the world's most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building and Russia's Kremlin building will take part.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-begin-switching-earth-hour-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:31:54 +0000 5791799 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions begin switching off for 'Earth Hour' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-begin-switching-earth-hour-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change.</p> <p>Sydney kicked off the event at 8.30 pm (0930 GMT), cutting lights to cheers and applause from a small crowd who had gathered to see the skyline dim and Sydney Opera House turn a deep green to symbolise renewable energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/millions-begin-switching-earth-hour-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:00:55 +0000 5791867 at http://www.globalpost.com World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change.</p> <p>Sydney kicked off the event at 8.30 pm (0930 GMT), cutting lights to cheers and applause from a small crowd who had gathered to see the skyline dim and Sydney Opera House turn a deep green to symbolise renewable energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:00:36 +0000 5791969 at http://www.globalpost.com World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-for-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change.</p> <p>Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across more than 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30 pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet.</p> <p>In Paris, the city of light, the iconic Eiffel Tower turned off its illumination -- but for security reasons only for five minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-for-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:30:54 +0000 5792189 at http://www.globalpost.com World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-for-earth-hour-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change.</p> <p>Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across more than 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night -- at 8:30 pm local time -- in a symbolic show of support for the planet.</p> <p>In Paris, the city of light, the iconic Eiffel Tower turned off its illumination -- but for security reasons only for five minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-for-earth-hour-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:31:05 +0000 5792194 at http://www.globalpost.com World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin -- along with a slew of other landmarks around the world -- went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change.</p> <p>In a symbolic show of support for the planet, people across the continents switched off their lights for 60 minutes -- all at 8:30 pm local time.</p> <p>In bustling New York, that's exactly what happened when the Empire State Building pulled the plug on its nighttime brilliance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Indian Railways Rail transport in India AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 02:45:46 +0000 5792231 at http://www.globalpost.com World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin -- along with a slew of other landmarks around the world -- went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change.</p> <p>In a symbolic show of support for the planet, people across the continents switched off their lights for 60 minutes -- all at 8:30 pm local time -- to make "Earth Hour."</p> <p>In bustling New York, that's exactly what happened when the Empire State Building pulled the plug on its nighttime brilliance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:17:50 +0000 5792307 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to join global lights-off event Saturday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140327/s-korea-join-global-lights-event-saturday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, March 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will take part in a worldwide lights-off campaign for the planet this weekend, the government said Thursday, calling for people's active participation in the campaign.</p> <p>The Ministry of Environment said about 70,000 public and private buildings and 300 households will turn their lights off for an hour from 8:30 p.m. Saturday in this year's Earth Hour campaign to be held jointly with the Korean branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140327/s-korea-join-global-lights-event-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment Yonhap News Agency Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:38:37 +0000 6106222 at http://www.globalpost.com Sydney switches off for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/sydney-switches-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event.</p> <p>Lights will go out in some 7,000 cities and towns from New York to New Zealand for Earth Hour which this year aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for green projects.</p> <p>"The thing about Earth Hour is that is reminds people that it needs to be a global response," said Anna Rose, national Earth Hour manager for Australia, the country in which the event began in 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/sydney-switches-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment Technology AFP Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:02:42 +0000 6108353 at http://www.globalpost.com Sydney switches off for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/sydney-switches-earth-hour-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for the event.</p> <p>Lights will go out in some 7,000 cities and towns from New York to New Zealand for Earth Hour which this year aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for green projects.</p> <p>"The thing about Earth Hour is that is reminds people that it needs to be a global response," said Anna Rose, national Earth Hour manager for Australia, the country in which the event began in 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/sydney-switches-earth-hour-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment Technology AFP Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:02:42 +0000 6108354 at http://www.globalpost.com Lights out for Earth Hour's global crowdfunding call http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140330/lights-out-earth-hours-global-crowdfunding-call <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconic landmarks around the world were plunged into darkness Saturday as lights went out in thousands of places as part of a global fundraising drive for local environmental projects.</p> <p>New York's Empire State Building, the ancient Acropolis in Athens, Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue and Sydney's Opera House were among those blacked out for 60 minutes at 8:30 pm local time for the annual Earth Hour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140330/lights-out-earth-hours-global-crowdfunding-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Earth Hour Literature Technology AFP Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:17:01 +0000 6108772 at http://www.globalpost.com Many Canadians power down for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140329/canadians-urged-power-down-earth-hour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Many Canadians turned off their lights for an hour Saturday night as part of a global and symbolic stand against climate change.</p> <p>In New Brunswick the government-owned utililty NB Power tweeted a picture of its Fredericton headquarters darkened.</p> <p>Toronto's CN Tower turned off all exterior lighting except for aircraft safety lights and reduced as much interior lighting as it could.</p> <p>Toronto Hydro tweeted that power usage dropped by six per cent during Earth Hour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140329/canadians-urged-power-down-earth-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Energy conservation Environment Politics Technology The Canadian Press Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:49:28 +0000 6108336 at http://www.globalpost.com