Unlike any election in history, this is not about what country you're from, but instead, what planet you're from.
2007 - Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour.
2008 - The message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome's Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
2009 - Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as a part of a global vote. Vote EARTH by turning your lights off for one hour on March 28th. Vote Earth is a global call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support and at Earth Ministry we are joining them.
The World Wildlife Fund is urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to the world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is a chance for the people of the world to make their voices hear.
To learn more about what thousands of people around the world are doing this Saturday check out Earth Hour.
To hear how governing bodies around the world are asking their citizens to participate check out statements from UN sites around the world.
Global climate change threatens the environmental and human health all over the world. At Earth Ministry we work to inspire and mobilize the Christian community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future. Voting for the earth is just one way that we can do this. Join us on March 28th and Vote Earth!