By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
March 26,2017, 11:45:27AM,EDT
More than 3,000 landmarks across the globe from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York all the way to the Acropolis in Greece, switched off their lights Saturday night for Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is marked around the world with millions expected to turn off lights for 60 minutes to raise awareness for climate change.
2017 marked the tenth anniversary and the biggest Earth Hour event to date. According to Earth Hour, it is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.
“Each light turned off or profile picture changed represents an individual who has made the switch from being a passive bystander to someone eager to be a part of the solution...” said Sid Das, Executive Director, Earth Hour Global.