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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Participates on Earth Hour

As earth day is coming ahead, everywhere around the world started to be the part of earth hour. 

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge becomes dark for an hour on earth day. Even, other American attractions will also become dark. It includes Mount Rushmore and all 110 storeys of Chicago's sears tower. Other monuments include Sydney Opera House in Australia followed by variety of famous monuments in other countries like the Forbidden City and even the Pyramids in Egypt. 

Earth Hour is started in the year 2007 in Sydney Australia and was designed to make the people aware of the environment. The event becomes more popular and the big businesses are also joining their hands. It includes coca-cola, McDonalds and the internet giant, Google. 

The popular social media sites like twitter and facebook also go for earth hour. Using special applications, they make their on-screen displays dark for earth hour. 

A San Francisco resident Wrendy Caponi says that not only the landmarks like golden gate bridge will participate in earth hour, but millions of homes in 125 countries worldwide will also be turning off their lights to mark the occasion. 

United Nations Secretary General, ban ki-moon said that the campaign which is now in its fourth year is both a warning and a beacon of hope. Residents of San Francisco who wish to take part in earth hour should turn off their lights and go dark at 8.30 pm.

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