The First Annual NYC “Earth Hour” On March 28 Celebrates the Environment And Supports the World Wildlife Federation

The First Annual NYC “Earth Hour” On March 28 Celebrates the Environment And Supports the World Wildlife Federation

Don’t miss out on NYC’s very first organized Earth Hour event on March 28, hosted by Earth Angel, the East Coast’s premiere sustainability consultants for the entertainment industry.

Join the World Wildlife Fund’s worldwide grassroots lights-off movement to unite people to protect the planet while also celebrating sustainable filmmaking. There will be drinks, food, live music, amazing raffle prizes, and best of all…there will be NO LIGHTS. Come out and party for the planet on this historic, candle-lit night for entertainment and the earth. All proceeds from this inaugural event will benefit World Wildlife fund.

Raffle prizes include 2 tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; season 2 DVD of “Elementary,” signed by Lucy Liu; “The Amazing Spider-Man” poster signed by Director Marc Webb!, Sony Digital Paper Device
; City Winery Tour and Tasting
; and more. 

Live Music by Brooklyn soul band “The Irresponsibles.”

Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement that has achieved massive environmental impact, including legislation changes by harnessing the power of the crowd. Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Earth Hour 2015 is on 28 March at 8:30 p.m. Countries around the world are committing to reduce their carbon emissions in an effort to work toward a new global agreement to tackle climate change. Now is the time to raise our voices and demand strong action from world leaders. What starts as a simple flick of the light switch for Earth Hour brings us all together in a collective display of our commitment to creating a better future for the planet. The movement needs your help to ensure our commitment is stronger than ever and seen all around the world. Earth Hour is a charitable organization based out of Singapore. Its mission is uniting people to protect the planet. It is an open source movement organised by WWF and volunteer organizations worldwide.

Turn out your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. local time, and take a stand against climate change. Can the movement count on you?

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.1 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. In 1961, a limited number of organizations around the world—such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and The Conservation Foundation—were trying to meet conservation needs, but were desperately short of funds. The first call for broad support was the Morges Manifesto, signed in 1961 by 16 of the world’s leading conservationists, including biologist and African wildlife enthusiast Sir Julian Huxley, IUCN vice president Sir Peter Scott and director-general of the British Nature Conservancy E. M. Nicholson. The Morges Manifesto stated that while the expertise to protect the world environment existed, the financial support to achieve this protection did not. The decision was made to establish World Wildlife Fund as an international fundraising organization to work in collaboration with existing conservation groups and bring substantial financial support to the conservation movement on a worldwide scale.