Landmarks Go Dark for Earth Hour 2014
On Saturday, March 29, people around the world celebrate Earth Hour (@earthhourofficial), a global movement celebrating environmental consciousness. From 8:30PM to 9:30PM in each region’s local time, people across the planet switch off their lights to raise awareness of environmental issues and climate change.
In addition to individual residences, many of the world’s major landmarks go dark for the event, granting locals and visiting Instagrammers alike a rare perspective on these famous buildings. For more photos from the darkened landmarks, explore the location pages below:
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
- Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan
- Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan
- Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
- London Eye, London, United Kingdom
- Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
- Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA
- Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
- Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA
This year, Earth Hour launched a crowd-funding campaign that allows people to back projects to help build sustainable communities, protect species and much more. For more information on Earth Hour and their projects, check out earthhour.org.
A massive crowd gathers at the #Planetario Galileo Galilei in #BuenosAires for #LaHoraDelPlaneta 2014. In Argentina people are building a movement to take action in their households, workplaces and communities and have a simple goal with a big impact. Argentineans will turn off their lights in support of a legislative measure to replace ignition water heater systems with efficient electric systems, to avoid the passive consumption of gas equivalent to powering 800,000 homes in the country for one year. #EarthHour is now finishing up its journey across the Americas. Image © Fundacion Vida Silvestre, Argentina
It’s lights out in #USA and did you see the Empire State Building transform into faint sparkles in #NYC? Several other landmarks have switched off this Earth Hour: the Golden Gate Bridge in #SanFrancisco, Chrysler Building and the #Space Needle in #Seattle. #newyorkcity #Earthhour #Earthhour2014 #YourPower #Lightsout
Image via @EmpireStateBldg
Lights out in #BuenosAires, #Argentina! This year, “I Support The Water Heater Law” is the call to action for #EarthHour 2014. Argentineans have turned off their lights in support of the legislative measure to replace ignition water water systems with more efficient electric systems. They are using their power right to make a difference!
#EarthHour right now in #Paraguay! The government of Paraguay had extended its Zero Deforestation Law- aimed at stopping further clearance of the critically threatened #Atlantic #forest! A good example of how they have gone beyond the hour.
You too can use #YourPower to save the planet at www.earthhour.org
Image via WWF-Paraguay Earth Hour team
It’s ‘Hora Do Planeta’ (#EarthHour) in Brazil! Watch the lights go out! This year, 15 cities in Brazil are taking part in Earth Hour 2014. Other counties celebrating Earth Hour right now include: #Chile, #Paraguay, #FrenchGuiana, #Suriname, #Uruguay, #Argentina and #Bermuda!