Started in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change, Earth Hour has become a global sustainability movement participated by over 50 million people across 35 countries and territories. In Bandung, West Java, hundreds of people gathered at the courtyard of Gedung Sate, a historical art deco building that also serves as the office of the Governor of West Java. The event was participated by various communities, activists, students, and general public. Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of sustainability issue, but there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once in a year. It’s all about giving people a mutual voice and working together to create a better future for our planet.”It’s time to go beyond the hour”
Representing the spirit of youth, the Jajaka and Mojang or youth ambassadors of Bandung enthusiastically participated in the Earth Hour 2011 campaign.
A member of an antique bike community completely equipped with all his unique accessories gave his part in the Earth Hour movement.
The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan, prepared to hit the “off” button that would eventually commence the “Lights Off” sequence.
Decorated with shining lights, the gallant art deco heritage of Bandung, Gedung Sate, stood majestically minutes before the commencement of Earth Hour 2011.
Gedung Sate plunged into darkness for an hour, symbolizing energy efficiency usage for the Earth Hour 2011.
Candles were the only source of lights during the Earth Hour, giving a chance to experience of what night truly is and concurrently the earth “a break” from overusing electricity.
The generation of the future already took part in the worldwide energy conservation movement, planting seeds of wisdom in the early age.
Amidst the darkness, this young chap lit up his candle and held it up high, shining a bright light for a better and energy-wise future.
“Save (the) world” and “26 March 2011” was written inside the beautiful formation of candles that formed the Earth Hour logo of 60+.
‘60+’, the official logo of Earth Hour 2011, suggesting energy efficiency as a lifestyle, was carved beautifully by these rays of lights.
Students, communities, activists and virtually everyone united under the spirit of Earth Hour. Spreading the message of wisdom in energy, Earth Hour was not merely a one hour event, as it is should be a lifestyle.”This Earth Hour, Go beyond the hour”