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News > Earth Hour 2010

28th March 2010


Earth Hour is a global initiative of the WWF held on the last Saturday of March that asks households, businesses and governments to turn off their lights at 8:30pm local time, for one hour, to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

Earth Hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when over 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for an hour to make their stand against climate change.

By 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off their lights to pledge their support for the planet.

Earth Hour has become a global sustainability movement. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stand in darkness, on this day, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Earth Hour 2010 took place on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30pm and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future.

As a contribution to Earth Hour 2010, IO Centers’ offices at Arraya and Dar Al Awadi turned off all non-essential lighting, for an hour on March 27, 2010 at 8:30pm. Mr. Hamad AlHomaizi, Managing Partner, shared his thoughts regarding this initiative, “Earth Hour continues to demonstrate that people around the globe care for their planet and they want to make a change, and to participate is only IO Centers’ humble contribution. We will continue to support any positive action against climate change, and continue to have initiatives in that regard?.

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