Earth_Hour_poll.jpgBack in 2007, 2.2 inhabitants of Sidney, Australia turned off all their non-essential lights—marking the first ever Earth Hour on the planet. Since then, countless cities all over the world have adopted the once-a-year March event, organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an effort to raise awareness for climate change.

This year’s Earth Hour is slated for March 27, Saturday, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. And while many of us are more than willing to skip the electricity for a mere 60 minutes in the name of conservation, still others are either too busy, jaded, or indifferent to power off.  On the one hand, you have those who preach, “It’s just an hour—let’s do our part!” On the other hand, you have those who groan, “What difference will an hour make?” Which side are you on?


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