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The Day The Earth Became Dark – Earth Hour 2011

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Earth Hour 26th March 2011, Buckingham Palace lights on London, UK © WWF/ Tristan Fewings

Today at 8:30pm your local time, it will be Earth Hour. Since it’s conception in 2007 by WWF, millions of people and thousands of cities throughout the world have participated by switching off electricity to pledge their support for the planet.

Abt has participated in this environmental movement for the past three years by turning off our lights. Tonight, we will be disconnecting from the grid and shutting down a majority of our lights in and around the building (can’t shut all off because we still have people working to get the store in tip top shape for tomorrow).

This year’s Earth Hour initiative is to think what else you can do to make a difference once you turn the lights back on. This can be something small like remembering to turn lights off when you leave a room. Are you participating in this year’s Earth Hour? What else can you do to make a difference?

-Jennifer A.

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Black out for Earth Hour

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Earth hour is a worldwide event, held annually, to raise awareness about the global need for climate change.

Earth Hour was conceived in 2007, by the World Wide Fund for Nature, aka World Wildlife Fund) and the Sydney Morning Herald. 2.2 million people participated in the first Earth Hour event in Sydney, Australia. All of the participants turned their lights off for one hour.

Going on its fourth year, Earth Hour is still going strong. This year, Earth Hour will be from 8:30 to 9:30pm tomorrow, March 27th.

Abt Electronics is proud to be in the dark along with the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State building and countless other icons and landmarks. 121 countries are participating in this year’s Earth Hour. In Illinois alone, 71 schools, 29 universities, 27 cities, 2 counties, 103 organizations, and 237 businesses are participating, not to mention the thousands of Illinois residents who are pledging to turn off the lights.

Join Abt in turning your lights off.

-Kelly B.

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