On March 28, lights around the world will be turned off as over 2,700 cities representing 83 countries celebrate EARTH HOUR 2009. It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide will participate in this global initiative organized by World Wildlife Fund International. That evening, from 8 pm to 9 pm, homes and businesses around the world, including the Toronto Real Estate Board, will turn out their lights in a symbolic gesture to combat climate change.
Most municipalities around the GTA will be participating in Earth Hour and many have planned special events to mark the occasion. For information on events in your area, check your local newspaper or go to http://wwf.ca/earthhour/