Earth Hour 2010 in the Hilltowns

Turn Out Your Lights & Send a Message

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour.

Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future. People and places, like your local general store to The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, from all over the world are all participating in this global message.

Pledge your support here and turn off your lights for one hour, Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday 27th March 2010.


Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
Earth Hour – Chile

In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.

Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday, March 27th at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. So get involved and let’s make 2010 the biggest Earth Hour yet!.


Musician Sarah Stockwell-Arthen (and hilltown mother) will be hosting a concert and Earth Hour Event at the Cummington Community House (33 Main Street) in Cummington, MA this Saturday, March 27th, beginning at 7:30pm.  Join others for an evening of music about living a sustanable good life here in the hilltowns.  Lights out at 8:30pm for Earth Hour.  Children in a quiet mood are welcomed.  Sliding scale of $1-$10 for event. For more info email Sarah at

  • Check out the Earth Hour Kids web site too:
  • Please share other Earth Hour events happening in Western Mass in our comment box below.

One Comment on “Earth Hour 2010 in the Hilltowns

  1. Hi all,

    Just a quick note to remind you of Earth Hour/Sustainability Concert
    this Saturday at 7:30 at the Cummington Community House. (Donations $1
    – $10, sliding scale).

    There will be information about local food, local groups and local
    places that contribute to the culture and economy that is growing here
    in the Hilltowns — that will help us make the transition to a more
    sustainable way of life.

    My wonderful musician friends Sean Kimball, Josh Wachtel and Kim Wachtel
    will be joining me for a set that should be both fun and quite
    beautiful. I’m loving the music!

    Tina Clarke, of the Transition Towns movement will be there and will tell us what it is about. And others will give brief updates on what is happening with the Creamery Coop, the West Cummington Church, Hilltown Sustainability Group, Berkshire Trail School, Hilltown Permaculture Group and EarthSpirit’s “Sacred Land” Open Houses.

    Hope to see you there. Happy Spring!


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