A Simple Switch That Counts

. Saturday, March 28

Earth Hour 2009. Today, Saturday, March 28, turn off your lights at 8:30 p.m. for one hour to participate in Earth Hour. The stated call to action of the movement is to reach 1 billion participants who switch off their lights as a vote for Earth, to take control of the future of our planet. 74 countries and territories have pledged to participate.

Keeping things positive, the movement is pushing street parties instead of protests. The data collected by the World Wildlife Fund will be taken to the global warning treaty negotiations in December, set to replace the Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012.