Bankstown City Council encourages all our residents to join in Earth Hour and turn out your lights for an hour starting at 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March.
Earth Hour originated in Sydney in 2007 and cities across the globe have now joined in this global demonstration of our determination to save energy and our planet.
An hour of your time and an hour without energy show your dedication to preserving the resources of the planet and your commitment to reducing carbon pollution.
Last year, across the globe, 128 territories and countries participated in Earth Hour with iconic landmarks such as the Great Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, Buckingham Palace, Beijing's Olympic Stadium and over 1000 cities and towns around the world switching off their lights for Earth Hour.
In 2011, we expect many more countries and people will join in this commitment to the planet and make Earth Hour Every Hour.
A Bankstown City Council spokesperson said Earth Hour is an opportunity to do something for the planet.
“Bankstown City Council is committed to environmental sustainability and we urge all our residents to turn out their lights and make this small but important commitment to the future of the planet.
“Since the first Earth Hour in 2007, council has shown its commitment by switching off all non-essential lighting in all its offices, depots and libraries."
Register your commitment to Earth Hour at www.earthhour.org or find out what else you can do about climate change and reduce your carbon footprint at www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au.