World observes Earth Hour in the dark

On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations.

In Tokyo the usually brightly lit and iconic landmark that is Tokyo Tower was thrown into darkness at 8:30 p.m. Saturday to join this year’s Earth Hour global environmental campaign.

The move came along with some 125 countries and regions where people shut off their lights for one hour to highlight a commitment to tackling climate change.

Besides Tokyo Tower, the southwestern Japanese port city of Hiroshima was an active participant, where the Hiroshima Peace Memorial went dark at the same time according to local media.

Learn more about how Earth Hour began.

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