01 April 2007

Earth Hour

Last night, from 7:30 to 8:30, Sydney observed Earth Hour, in which people were encouraged to turn out the lights to show their commitment to reducing global warming. Road and safety lighting were left on, but as you can see in these pictures, many businesses and individuals did their part to support the cause. This was the first event of its kind in a major city in the world. The organisers are hoping to repeat the event annually and to hold similar events in other cities around the world.

We were at the Sydney Swans v West Coast Eagles game (more on that later), where they announced that, because of safety, Telstra Stadium would be unable to fully participate in Earth Hour, but they supported the event and would be switching off the large Telstra sign for the hour. Every little bit helps.

See the Sydney Morning Herald's coverage of the event here.

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