30 Mar '12, 4pm

Thinking of skipping @EarthHour? If the International Space Station can do it - so can you

Thinking of skipping @EarthHour? If the International Space Station can do it - so can you

On March 31 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together and switch off their lights in observation of Earth Hour . Earth911 will also be blacked out for an hour on Saturday to commemorate the occasion, but we aren’t the only ones getting in on the energy-saving action. For the first time, Earth Hour will extend to the International Space Station . ESA astronaut and World Wildlife Fund ambassador André Kuipers will keep watch over Earth as the lights switch off on Saturday, sharing photos and live commentary of his experience via the European Space Agency (ESA). Kuipers said he is thrilled to participate in Earth Hour and take the movement to a new level. “There is no better way to raise awareness for the future of the most beautiful planet in the universe,” the astronaut ...

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