Turn off your lights this Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 local time and participate in a global observance called Earth Hour. Individuals, businesses, and organizations across the world will be participating (National Geographic included). Earth Hour is a demonstration of how much we can do to cut back power use and prevent climate change if we all work together.
The first lights-out will be in the Chatham Island off the coast of New Zealand. From there, the wave of darkened buildings, streets, and monuments will ripple through all 25 time zones. Even the Eiffel Tower will go dark.
The more participants there are, the bigger the impact will be. So get ready to power down!
Learn more about Earth Hour.
Read about last year’s Earth Hour on National Geographic News.
Get more power saving tips on National Geographic Kids.