WATCH: Empire State Building Dims Lights For Earth Hour

Empire State Building Earth Hour
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Empire State Building went dark Saturday evening for Earth Hour.The occasion was marked from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with sites turning off their lights for that hour local time. Supporters signed a pledge to decrease their environmental footprint by observing the blackout. They shared their views on social media using the hashtag #Connect2Earth.

We’re honoring @earthhour with a faint sparkle in our lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. this evening. ✨#Connect2Earth

— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) March 30, 2019 Earth Hour was inaugurated in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund, a nonprofit whose mission is to protect wildlife and endangered species and to raise awareness about climate change.

Millions of supporters around the world have been switching off their lights on this day since 2007.

ICYMI: Check out the @EmpireStateBldg participating in #EarthHour!

— World Wildlife Fund (@World_Wildlife) March 31, 2019