Earth Hour 2010

Cities and landmarks took turns in switching off lights for 1 hour as the planet celebrated Earth Hour 2010.Earth-Hour-Logo

A total of 126 countries and territories pledged to join this year’s event. That’s a significant increase from the 88 countries and territories that participated in 2009. It is an event calling for climate change action. It began in 2007 in the city of Sydney. It was organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Lights were turned off at 8:30 PM local time.

Landmarks that plunged or are to be plunged into darkness include:

  • Acropolis of Athens, Athens
  • Abu Simbel temples, Aswan
  • Alamo, San Antonio
  • Al-toot Palace, Riyadh
  • Amsterdam Arena
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Artis Zoo, Amsterdam
  • Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima
  • Atomium, Brussels
  • Baiyoke Tower II, Bangkok
  • Bank of America Tower, Miami
  • Belém Tower, Lisbon
  • Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Big Ben, London
  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
  • Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul
  • BT Tower, London
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai
  • Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Southern Brazil
  • Cairo Tower, Cairo
  • Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles
  • Chengdu Panda Breeding Station
  • Chichén Itzá, Mexico
  • Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
  • Chrysles Building, New York
  • Çiçek Pasajı, Istanbul
  • CN Tower, Toronto
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Coca Cola Billboard, Kings Cross, Sydney
  • Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
  • Donauturm, Vienna
  • Downing Street
  • Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • El Ángel, Mexico City
  • Empire State Building, New York City
  • Forbidden City, Beijing
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Miami
  • Freedom Tower, Miami
  • Gateway Arch, St. Louis
  • Grand Mosque, Mecca
  • Grand Palace, Bangkok
  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
  • Hagia Sofia, Istanbul
  • Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi
  • Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki
  • Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
  • Tallest Fountain In The World, Jeddah
  • Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery, Bandar Seri Begawan
  • KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuwait Towers, Kuwait City
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
  • London Eye, London
  • Malacanang Palace, Manila
  • Manila City Hall, Manila
  • Millenium Stadium, London
  • Mount Rushmore, Keystone
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
  • Nhà Rồng Harbour, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Niagara Falls
  • Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai
  • Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
  • Ostankino Tower, Moscow
  • Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
  • Piccadilly Circus, London
  • Pyramids of Giza, Cairo
  • Red Fort, New Delhi
  • Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Rialto Tower, Melbourne, Australia
  • Q1 Tower, The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sagrada Família, Barcelona
  • Schipol Airport, Amsterdam
  • Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
  • SM Mall of Asia, Manila
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Space Needle, Seattle
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
  • Sydney Opera House, Sydney
  • Taipei 101, Taipei
  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Times Square, New York City
  • Tokyo Tower, Tokyo
  • Torre dos Clérigos, Porto
  • Tower Bridge, London
  • Trevi Fountain, Italy
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Las Vegas
  • Willis Tower, Chicago
  • Windsor Castle

Even Davis Research Center in Antarctica participated. Meanwhile, thousands of Filipinos wearing black Earth Hour t-shirts participated from the SM Mall of Asia.In Singapore, many buildings and offices participated in the celebration.