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EARTH HOUR 2013 IN KOREA
This year, Earth Hour went to new heights in Korea with more than 12 million people across the country turning out their lights for an hour to show their commitment to a sustainable future on our planet. Earth Hour began in 2009 in Korea, and since then has grown to become one of the most recognised environmental movements in the country.
More than 75 thousand public institutions, 6,600 private buildings and companies, and over 2 million households took part in Earth Hour 2013 on Saturday March 23, with more than 461 landmarks such as the Namsan Tower, Han-River bridges and Seoul Station turning off their lights to show their support.
Over 2000 people gathered in Seoul for a massive flash-mob on Saturday March 23, with Students from Sungshin Girls' High School leading the public event with other Earth Hour supporters. The 2000 participants collected a staggering 150,000 signatures from local citizens for support of Earth Hour, in what might be the biggest single action by any school for the Earth Hour campaign in history.
Even the Mayor of Seoul, Mr. Won-soon Park, got into the Earth Hour spirit by taking up an I Will If You Will challenge, promising to sing in public and upload a video as proof of his performance, if 1 million citizens participate in the Seoul city government's Eco Mileage program.
Another prominent participant is South Korean parliament member and co-chairperson of Korea Governance Forum on climate change, Songgon Kim, who pledged to collect the signatures of 300 Korea National Assembly members to support Earth Hour if more than 100,000 people will click and watch his challenge video on YouTube.
“Earth Hour” was also one of the most searched terms in Korea on March 23rd, coming in forth place on the day on Naver, Korea’s most popular search portal. Naver also supported and featured Earth Hour with a badge on their homepage.