Over 7,000 Cities Go Dark for Earth Hour 2013

Posted on March 24, 2013

Cities around the world participated in Earth Hour 2013 last night by turning off lights. Earth Hour says the annual event was observed in over 7.000 cities, towns and municipalities in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

Earth Hour ceo and co-founder, Andy Ridley, said in a statement, "What is most important is the ever increasing extent to which Earth Hour's supporters are participating in or taking actions themselves. Now in its 7th year, Earth Hour is maturing from its origins as a consciousness raising event in one city, to a global movement that is not just calling for change but is engaging in it."

Here is some raw footage of cities around the world marking Earth Hour:

Earth Hour 2014 will take place on Saturday, March 29.