Earth Hour is a global movement headed by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to mark one's commitment to the planet. In essence it's a one hour challenge to individuals, communities, households and businesses have all unnecessary lights switched off, but the creative ways that people celebrate an hour in the dark is really wonderful. Earth Hour begun is Sydney, Australia in 2007 and in 7 years has grown to include over 7000 towns and cities worldwide. Even though the lights are only off for 60 minutes - Earth Hour is raising awareness around critical environmental issues and encouraging individuals to take part, speak up and be active in protecting our planet.
Earth Hour 2014 took place on Saturday 29th March from 20h30 to 21h30, and it's fascinating to watch the social media streams as people upload their photo's and hashtag their Earth Hour activity.
The Cape Philharmonic giving a free unplugged perfomance at the V&A Waterfront's amphitheatre
Thank BT.com for the image
A moonlit soccer match with a luminous ball on Muizenberg beach, picnics by candlelight on Signal Hill