Sydney Opera House illuminated before Earth Hour.
Sydney Opera House illuminated before Earth Hour.

Sydney : Sydney’s skyline plunged into darkness on Saturday as the city cut its lights for the “Earth Hour” campaign against climate change, kicking off an event which will travel around the globe, reports AFP.

Sydney Opera House illuminated before Earth Hour.
Sydney Opera House illuminated before Earth Hour.

Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across some 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes tonight — at 8:30pm local time — in a symbolic show  of support for the planet.

… and shortly after the start of Earth Hour.
… and shortly after the start of Earth Hour.

Many of the world’s  iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building and Russia’s Kremlin building will took part. Sydney cut its lights at 1500 IST to applause from a small crowd gathered to watch the skyline.

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