The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be switching off lights on the falls on Saturday, March 25th from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. They are doing this to help raise awareness and support for action on the issue of climate change.

Millions of individuals, cities and businesses will also be taking part in this movement started by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. The turning out of lights event reaches people in 178 countries and territories. Earth Hour is planned to coincide with the spring equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolls out around the earth.

The lights will be turned back on after 9:30 p.m. and remain on the falls until midnight that evening.