Lights Out During Earth Hour 2011 in Israel this Week

20 Israeli cities will be participating in this year’s annual lights-out Earth Hour.

Following an initiative that began in Australia in 2007, Israeli cities (spearheaded by Tel Aviv) have observed Earth Hour for the past few years.  Earth Hour is a global movement that urges individuals, businesses and governments to support action on climate change by powering down their lights for an hour – at the same time.  Thankfully, this year is no different and 18 Israeli cities will be turning off their lights on Thursday evening between the hours of 8pm-9pm.

Tel Aviv has traditionally observed Earth Hour by gathering residents in Rabin Square for a free biodiesel and/or cyclist-energy-powered concert by a popular musician, and this year will be no different as The Giraffes (seen in the clip above) will be performing together with Carolina and Red Band.

Israel will be observing Earth Hour two days earlier than the rest of the world this year, but nevertheless joining around 6000 cities that are powering their lights down this week.

Lights will be turned off during different times around Israel:

20:00 – Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Yerucham, Modi’in-Maccabim-Reut
20:10 – Jerusalem, Dimona
20:20 – Petach Tikva, Nes Tsiona, Ra’anana
20:30 – Netanya, Rehovot, Arad, Eilat, Yavne
20:40 – Ashdod, Givataim, Herzlia, Bat Yam
20:50 – Holon, Haifa, Yokneam

So if you are so inclined, join thousands of others in making a small change with a potentially big impact on Thursday.

According to the Earth Hour website, “Earth Hour aims to educate the global community about the threat of climate change and how easy it is for individuals and businesses to make small changes to the way they live and operate – small changes that will make a big difference.”

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Read more about Earth Hour::
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Free Concert Powered by Falafel Oil Brings Earth Hour and Earth Day to the Tel Aviv Masses
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  1. Aviva Weisgal says:

    Unfortunatly, the concert was cancelled because of the rain, but thanks for the nice clip!

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