Nelson Mandela tweets his support as biggest Earth Hour ever sweeps across the globe
“Let us stand together to make of our world a sustainable source for our future as humanity on this planet” #NelsonMandela #EarthHour”, the anti-apartheid hero and former President of South Africa tweeted.
At the same time, Earth Hour’s I Will If You Will campaign went viral, engaging tens of thousands of people to Dare the World to Save the Planet.
The challenge platform hosted at www.youtube.com/earthhour is receiving an estimated 20,000 visits per minute from people all over the world and has reached 2 million views in the last 14 hours.
More than 100,000 visitors have now accepted the 80 feature challenges from celebrities, governments, organisations and individuals including global ambassador Miranda Kerr, Kumi Naidoo from Greenpeace International, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Latin American ambassador Claudia Bahamón, TV stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic, actress Isabel Lucas and local WWF ambassadors Nadya Hutagalung and Marc Nelson. More than 2000 unique challenges have been created, which will take Earth Hour participation for the benefit of our one fragile planet well “beyond the hour”.
Earth Hour 2012 is taking place in a record 150 countries and territories across 6494 towns and cities.