Earth Hour 2010 sweeps across the planet | WWF South Africa

Earth Hour 2010 sweeps across the planet



Posted on 06 May 2010
Earth Hour 2010 Celebrations
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Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Big Ben in London, the Pyramids in Egypt and the Victoria Falls went dark. On home ground Table Mountain and the Green Point stadium in Cape Town switched off along with the Moses Mahbida stadium in Durban and the Vodacom Tower in Johannesburg.

Locally over 160 companies pledged their support. Based on the reduced electricity consumption during Earth Hour, ESKOM estimates that the equivalent of 1 million South African households participated. Consequently, we estimate that between 1 and 4 million South Africans participated in the event!

Earth Hour is so much more than just switching off your lights for sixty minutes. It has become the biggest mass movement of our time. This year we have urged people and companies to also pledge to reduce their carbon footprint.
Earth Hour 2010 Celebrations
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