WWFs Earth Hour is really capturing the imagination of the world. Over 2000 cities and towns across 80 countries/regions have now signed up. Global brands, too, have pledged their support.
So far, an eye-watering 500 global landmarks from east and west have agreed to turn off their lights to celebrate Earth Hour on 28 March.
This includes 155 iconic buildings and structures in the UK, including:
many of Londons illuminated landmarks such as Nelsons Column, the Coca Cola signs in Piccadilly Circus, the National Gallery, National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, V&A museum, GLA buildings, and the revolving London Eye will be dimming for the hour. Latest hot sign-up is the Number 2 laser at the Greenwich Observatory... elsewhere in England, itll be lights out at Manchesters Big Wheel and the Evening News Arena; the Sage, Gateshead, the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges; Brighton Pier; the Spinnaker Tower, Gun Wharf Quays and Royal Armouries in Portsmouth; and the Triangle, Britannia Hotel, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in Birmingham; and the SS Great Britain in Bristol in Wales, Caerphilly and Cardiff Castles will switch their lights off, as will the Millennium Stadium in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Rail Bridge will be plunged into darkness Global landmarks
Some of the worlds most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sydney Opera House, and Table Mountain in Cape Town, will unite with icons such as the Merlion in Singapore, Niagara Falls, Hong Kongs Symphony of Lights and the Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower all going dark for one hour, at 8.30pm on 28 March. The London Eye, too, will be dimmed for the hour.