24 Mar '11, 4am

This year's Earth Hour will mark the Japan disasters, but it's also meant to be about hope & the future: Co-founder

This year's Earth Hour will mark the Japan disasters, but it's also meant to be about hope & the future: Co-founder

This photo taken on March 23, 2011 shows Earth Hour co-founder and executive director Andy Ridley posing in Sydney. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY - LIGHTS will go out around the world on Saturday with hundreds of millions of people set to take part in the Earth Hour climate change campaign, which this year will also mark Japan's earthquake and tsunami. From across the Pacific, to Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, iconic landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, New York's Empire State building and the Eiffel Tower in Paris will go dark. 'Earth Hour is like a New Year's Eve,' Earth Hour co-founder and executive director Andy Ridley told AFP from the group's Sydney office. 'It's meant to be a celebration - it's a bit different this year because of the Japan stuff - but it's meant to be about hope and the future.' Mr Ridley said in Sydney and other cities, some Eart...

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channelnewsasia.com 26 Mar '11, 1pm

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