Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m. on March 28, 2009, people around the world will turn their lights off for one hour. Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to stand up, take responsibility, and get involved in working toward a sustainable future. People across the world will turn off their lights and join together in a vital conversation about the future of our planet.

Already 700 cities in 78 countries (double the number of countries that participated in 2008) are committed. This number grows every day as people realize how such a simple act can have such a profound result in effecting change. Iconic buildings and landmarks worldwide – including the Welcome to Las Vegas sign – will stand in darkness.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. Within a year the event had gone global, with up to 50 million people participating in 35 countries. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Coliseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour. Las Vegas is a flagship city for 2009.

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