Niagara Falls to Go Dark for Earth Hour
The lights that shine each night on Niagara Falls will go dark for one hour this Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 pm as part of the World Wildlife Fund's global Earth Hour. It's a symbol of support and to raise awareness of what many consider to be the pressing issue of climate change.
Earth Hour has grown from a single event held in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to a worldwide initiative. Last year 188 countries and territories across the world and nearly 18-thousand landmarks and monuments took part in Earth Hour.
Among the landmarks that have switched off their lights in past years;
- Empire State Building
- United Nations Headquarters
- Eiffel Tower
- The Bolshoi Theatre and the Kremlin in Moscow
- Acropolis in Athens
- Bally's, Bellagio, Caesar's, Harrah's, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood and many other casinos in Las Vegas
- Space Needle - Seattle
- St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York City
- World Trade Center
- London Tower Bridge
- London Eye Ferris Wheel
- Big Ben - London
- Brandenberg Gate - Berlin
- National Stadium (Bird's Nest) - Beijing
- Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Since 1925 Niagara Falls has been lit up from sunset to roughly 2 am each night.