People all across the globe tonight will participate in Earth Hour, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. By switching off lights and power for an hour, people will support a ‘greener’ world.
This simple and amazing idea of going dark and unplugging for an hour to drive action on climate change began in Australia in 2007. This year it’s expected that well over 1 billion people in over 145 countries will take part.
Which celebrities are already green and making a difference?
Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Hartnett, Ed Norton and Cameron Diaz are already making a difference.
Darryl Hannah drives a car powered by biodiesel fuel, and maintains a blog dedicated to environmental and social principles.
Ed Begley Jr.’s home is solar- and wind-powered, except when he’s powering it himself by riding a stationary bike. He even markets his own brand of eco-cleaners, Begley’s Best, and has written a guide to sustainable living.
Robert Redford has campaigned on behalf of local initiatives to address climate change, lobbied Congress in support of environmental legislation, fought for wilderness preservation, and has been promoting solar energy since the 1970s.
So turn off the lights and unplug – it’s also about shutting down all those power-hungry electronic devices that have become such an integral part of our lives, including the television and computer.