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Join Earth Hour Action in Greece, Mar 26 2011, 8:30 pm

 Greece officially joins the Earth Hour worldwide actions on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Classic historical monuments like the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion or even the Rio-Antirio Bridge will shut off their lights at 8:30 pm for one hour to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility. Candle-carrying crowds are expected to gather and watch as the monuments go dark. 

Everywhere the lights go out, there will be an event – planned or not – as people mingle to watch the darkness arrive and leave. Some areas will provide acoustic music presentations during the hour of darkness. 

The global action that registers a record participation this year is organized by World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour.organization.  

Earth Hour 2011: It’s time to go beyond the hour

At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour. 

With Earth Hour almost upon us, our thoughts are with the people of Japan during this incredibly challenging and sad time for their country. 

Earth Hour will start in Greece and then proceed across the globe as different time zones reach 8:30pm.  

In addition to the archaeological sites and landmarks that will go dark als many Greek islands will also be observing the special hour, including Santorini, Rhodes, Aegina , and about 200 other places, cities, and towns. 

Travellers/Motorists Advice!

“But if you’re traveling on your own in Greece, you may want to avoid the roads around that time. While essential lighting and highway lights will stay on, being unable to see the beckoning glow from that mountain village may make navigation more difficult – unless you can look up. On this night, you may be able to actually use the stars to guide you.” (source:


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