On Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together and switch off their lights in observation of Earth Hour. What began as a World Wildlife Fund-sponsored celebration in one city, Sydney, Australia, reached more than 1.8 billion people in 2011, and this year’s celebration is expected to be even bigger. So, grab those flashlights and light up those candles, here’s how America is celebrating Earth Hour from coast to coast.
Homepage Image: Jeremiah Armstrong/World Wildlife Fund-Canada
1. New York City
It may be The City That Never Sleeps, but New York is shutting the lights off on Saturday.
Significant NYC landmarks that plan to go unplugged include the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Broadway Theater and several Times Square billboards.
So, if you call the Big Apple home, head out for an evening stroll to enjoy the rare sight of a powered-down skyline.