More than a billion people turned their lights off on Saturday night in celebration of Earth Hour. The green blogosphere and Twitterverse was a buzz with excited greenies soaking up the darkness between 8:30 and 9:30pm as they sought to raise awareness of climate change and our need to do something about it. Just like New Years Eve, Earth Hour swept across the world as time zones ticked over to the 8:30pm mark.

Here are a few photographs from the festivities.



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And finally, here's a photo of me celebrating in the dark up here in Maine.

Set your calendar, Earth Hour 2010 is just a few hundred days away. Get ready!

(Yeah, I woke up feeling cheeky today. To check out real photos of Earth Hour, swing over to the Earth Hour homepage or this amazing collection from Also check out the interview my pal Jeffrey did with the Mayor of Nashville talking about Earth Hour. )

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Earth Hour scenes from around the world
The world turned off the lights for an hour Saturday night to bring awareness to the problems posed by global warming. Here's what it looked like.