Turn off. Take Action. On Saturday evening the National Aquarium’s Baltimore venue went dark from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in support of Earth Hour, a global event led by the World Wildlife Fund in which millions of Americans turned out their lights for one hour in support of action towards creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future for our planet.
Individuals, businesses and government officials in 4,000 cities across 125 countries turned out for 3rd annual the event, which was deemed the largest public demonstration in history.
In Maryland, the Aquarium was joined by other popular landmarks like the Governor’s mansion, Baltimore City Hall, Maryland Science Center, War Memorial Plaza, Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland on Saturday night for the event.
This one hour of darkness may result in a small reduction of energy consumption, but more importantly paints a powerful picture of behavioral change needed to provide a sustainable future for our planet.