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Lights Out, Tel Aviv!

February 26, 2008

On March 29, 2008, at 8 PM local time (GMT-2), Tel Aviv will go dark for an hour.

Tel Aviv has joined a growing list of countries and organizations who have joined Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Earth Hour is the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund and began in Sydney, Australia last March, when the lights in Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House were turned off for an hour, along with 2.2 million Australians who did the same in their home. This initiative alone reduced energy consumption by about 10%.

Tel Aviv joins cities such as Chicago, Dublin, Sydney, Toronto, Phoenix, San Fransisco, Atlanta, and Copenhagen.

If you’d like more information about how to join the initiative, visit the Earth Hour website.