March 24, 2009
March 28, 2009 is Earth Hour • VOTE EARTH

On March 28th at 8:30 p.m. local time, cities from across
Canada and around the world will turn off their lights for
Earth Hour; a WWF event to raise awareness about
climate change and symbolize that, working together the
people of the world can make a difference in the fight
against climate change.

Earth Hour has grown from a single event first held in
Sydney, Australia in 2007 to what is today a global
phenomenon that will occur worldwide.  In 2007, 2.2
million homes and businesses in Sydney switched off
their lights for one hour.  

In 2008, 50 million people across the world joined
Sydney in switching off their lights for one hour in a
worldwide message on global sustainability.  Global
landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House in Sydney,
the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s
Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in New York's
Times Square all stood in darkness.

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the
world’s first global election, between Earth and global
warming.  In 2009, the goal is for 1 billion people to
switch off their lights as part of a global vote.  Unlike any
election in history, it is not about what country you’re
from, but instead, what planet you’re from.  VOTE EARTH
is a global call to action for every individual, business and
community.  A call to stand up and take control over the
future of our planet.  

Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing

The CAW will join the hundreds of organizations around the world in making a statement that action on climate change is possible.  
Last year, Earth Hour was celebrated by CAW members at a special event that followed CAW Council in Port Elgin Ontario, with
lighting supplied by solar powered batteries and acoustic entertainment.

This Saturday, March 28, 2009 between 8:30-9:30 pm local time, VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and
join the world for Earth Hour.

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