Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 22:30

An estimated 7,000 cities in over 150 countries were expected to turn off the lights for an hour this Saturday night to celebrate Earth Hour 2013. It's like a voluntary global blackout. From London to NYC.

Some of the world's most famous landmarks, including NYC's Empire State Building, London's Big Ben, and many others went dark from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. eastern time to commemorate the seventh annual Earth Hour, which started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million people turned off all non-essential lighting.

This initiative, which is the brainchild of World Wildlife Fund, raises global awareness concerning climate change.

City Island Images staff turned off all lights and we went out for a walk down City Island avenue.
We saw many houses and businesses with their lights burning brightly.

Upon return to headwaters, we light a few candles and used this computer powered by existing reserve batteries to write our story.