Millions around the globe to switch off for 'Earth Hour'
SYDNEY (AFP) - One minute brightly lit, the next plunged into darkness - iconic landmarks around the world will cut their lights on Saturday for the "Earth Hour" campaign against climate change.
Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across the globe to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night - at 8.30pm local time - in a symbolic show of support for the planet.
Many of the world's most iconic attractions, including Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower will take part.
"What started as an event in Sydney in 2007 with two million people has now become a tradition across the country and across the world," said Mr Dermot O'Gorman, head of WWF-Australia. "It's now an organic, people-powered movement ... which is fantastic."