Earth Hour, the grass-roots event that started in Sydney, Australia is now just a week away. More than 680 cities in 76 countries are already signed up to take part.
The program aims to encourage a billion people to turn off their lights, to raise awareness about global warming. The date has also become a focal point for friends and family who gather to enjoy a candle-lit evening together.
Research firm, Gartner estimates that the IT industry accounts for 2% of all carbon emissions. But this year technology is hoping to support positive change with updates available on Twitter, smartphone manufacturer Blackberry offering a special download and community forums abuzz with discussion.
Saturday 28th of March at 8:30pm – no matter where you are – it’s time to turn off your computers, turn off your lights and appreciate the planet.
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.