The U.S. Embassy Berlin took part in Earth Hour 2014 at 8.30 p.m

Earth Hour is a voluntary symbolic action of households, businesses and government to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. The event dates back to 2007, when it started as a single-city initiative in Sydney, Australia, and has grown into a global initiative.  Earth Hour 2010 made history as the world’s largest voluntary action, with people, business and governments in 128 cities taking part.