Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday March 27th at 8.30pm (local time) and the lights will be out for an hour somewhere in the world for that hour. Once again, famous and not so famous buildings along with landmarks and little known places will turn off their lights in contemplation of our planet. Houses and businesses located everywhere from Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, to South America and North America will go dark for one hour. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights in contemplation of our planet.
Earth Hour began back in 2007 when 2.2 million homes and businesses in Sydney Australia turned their lights off for one hour. This was to be their way of showing a commitment to climate change. Then one year later more than 50 million people across 35 countries participated. Even major landmarks like The CN Tower in Toronto, The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, to demonstrate their commitment to the cause.
When March 2009 came around, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. These hundreds of millions included people from over four thousand cities in 88 countries officially switched off their light in a pledge of their support for their planet, this made Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
At Telsec they too are concerned with be ecologically and green friendly.? Located in a green friendly building, Telsec Toronto office space has also taken steps to be a green office space. With a state of the art computerized lighting system, making sure that lights are not burning all night when no one is in their office space Toronto. On Saturday March 27th 2010 at Telsec’s Downtown Toronto office space, all non essential lights will be off at 8:30 pm. Because their Toronto office space is a 24 hour facility, Telsec has informed its clients that all lights will be shut off between 8:30 and 9:30 pm in observance of Earth Hour 2010.