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Last year, over 4,000 cities in 88 countries participated in the world’s largest global climate change initiative-Earth Hour. This year, Yucatan Holidays—along with Cancun and the Riviera Maya—join 92 countries in pledging to turn off our lights on March 27 at 8:30PM local time in support of Earth Hour 2010 to help bring awareness to climate change.

In Cancun—with its abundant and diverse ecosystems—the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), along with local society, federal and local government authorities, and a proactive private sector will be participating in a public event on Earth Hour in Plaza Forum by the Sea on Blvd. Kukulkan KM. 9.7 in the hotel zone.

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Cancun is one of the most important tourist destinations in Latin America. The Yucatan Peninsula draws 10 million visitors each year. This implicates mayor consequences in climate change and ideal opportunities to bring awareness to the issue.

This year, the world’s eyes will be on Mexico for being the host of The 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in November.

Earth Hour is the biggest worldwide event for climate change. The symbolic act of turning off non-essential lights during one hour serves as a starting point for debate about the present and future of our planet. The aim is to unite a global network of individuals, corporations, and governments with solutions to address climate change. But most importantly, it is about an individual commitment to make long-lasting behavioral changes and inspiring others to do the same.

The first Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2 million people and businesses turning off their lights to call attention to climate change and its consequences at a global level. Four years later, the event has broken its own records with 92 countries and 1,100 cities involved. Nine out of 10 most populated cities in the world—including Mexico City—will be participating.


Yucatan Holidays wants to encourage you as individuals to make the Earth Hour pledge along with us and take initiative through your actions into a low-carbon, eco-friendly lifestyle. Visit the WWF’s Earth Hour official website for more information.

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