Just this past week, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) held their 2012 Earth Hour campaign. The 2012 Earth Hour inspired over 150 countries to educate themselves on climate change and inspired communities and businesses to ‘turn off all their non-essential lights. This year, some of the world’s most well-known buildings and land-marks took place. The Eiffel Tower in France joined, as well as the Convention Center in Hong Kong. The event was a success.
This year, the WWF is also inspiring cities to compete in the Earth Hour City Challenge. This friendly competition urges cities to challenge towards a more sustainable community and ‘promote renewable energy.’ By cutting carbon dioxide and promoting a healthier community, these cities across the US will receive eligibility for ‘national recognition, technical assistance and financial grants.’ The winners of this competition will be announced March 2013.