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Will you turn off for Earth Hour 2012?


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Before we head into the Earth Month of April, March 31 marks the sixth annual Earth Hour. This year, a record number of countries — 147 — will participate with hundreds of landmarks going dark for one hour starting 8:30 p.m. local time to raise awareness for environmental and sustainability issues. 

Starting in 2007 as a one-city initiative in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour has quickly expanded to become the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment. This year, model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr is Earth Hour’s global ambassador, alongside an impressive list of supporters that includes Hilton hotels, the National Hockey League, Girl Scouts of America, Al Gore and Universal Pictures with our buddy, the Lorax. He’ll be turning his moustache green to mark the occasion. Really.