Thursday, June 20, 2024

Monica Echeverria “About Earth Hour / La Hora del Planeta”

The World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour event is a simple, yet powerful symbol that by working together each of us can make a positive impact on our planet. In just a few weeks, hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments will come together in a call-to-action on climate change by turning their lights off for one hour, for Earth Hour 2010.

Since its inception three years ago, this annual, non-partisan movement has captured the world’s imagination and become a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people took part in Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents. In the United States, this included 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities.

On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time, citizens throughout the world will once again join together in the largest climate awareness event in history. This display of common purpose will engage all the world’s communities to help protect our planet.

Here in the United States, thousands of people are turning out for Earth Hour because we care about our country, our planet, our future.

Earth Hour or La Hora del Planeta is also a chance for Latinos to engage one another and take a stand on an issue that is vital to the future of our community and the world.

Groups like the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change and the League of United Latin American Citizens have already committed to participating in Earth Hour 2010. They recognize the importance of Latino organizations and citizens around the country adding their voice to this powerful movement.

We invite all organizations and citizens around the world to participate in Earth Hour 2010. Please visit or for more information and to register your support for Earth Hour 2010. Also feel free to contact Monica Echeverria at Monica.Echeverria@WWFUS.ORG with any questions.

Earth Hour shows that each of us can make a difference with one simple act on March 27th. Please join us!

Monica Echeverria is a Senior Communications Manager for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  She joined WWF in 2001 as a Communications Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean areas. Since 2007, Echeverria has been part of the WWF-US communications team, coordinating Hispanic media projects in the United States and supporting major campaigns domestically and abroad in Latin America.