In over 172 countries worldwide, World Wildlife Foundation's Earth Hour swept around the globe on Saturday 28 March 2015 (8:30 p.m. local time). Millions of Earth Hour supporters worldwide joined forces to highlight the need for climate action.
589 UL employees globally, participated in this Earth Hour event. Employees from UL sites in US, Canada, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, etc. participated by pledging to turn off all non‐essential lighting for one hour starting 8:30 pm, local time on Saturday, March 28th. “This was a bold statement of UL’s collective commitment to a sustainable future,” said Jane Coen, Global Manager Corporate Citizenship at UL. “By participating in Earth Hour, we demonstrate our commitment to protecting our planet—not just for one hour a year—but every day. Together, we can send a strong message that UL is a partner in the campaign for a sustainable future,” she said.
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 172 countries and territories worldwide.
To learn more about the Earth hour and this movement, please visit: http://www.earthhour.org