Last night Spidey, ambassador for this years Earth Hour, flipped the ceremonial switch to turn off the lights – which was followed by most of the worlds monuments, landscapes and cities. The event broke all records of participation in its eighth year, as Spider-Man joined millions in the world’s largest celebration for the planet.
The cast of the new Amazing Spider-Man franchise shared their thoughts on the event. Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield said “Earth Hour is a fantastic movement that has been created about conservation of our planet, which is something that should be on the top of our list as human beings. Let’s remember that the Earth is not ours, we are of this Earth. We all have a responsibility to each other in preserving our home, so it’s amazing to be a part of Earth Hour to help send that message.” Emma Stone known to Spidey fans as Gwen Stacy said “Earth Hour is much more than an hour. Every person can do their part no matter how big or small to save the planet.”
The great lights out included some of the worlds most iconic landmarks, which all switched off their lights in support of Earth Hour with Singapore’s famous Marina Bay skyline, Sydney’s Opera House, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers, India Gate, and Chicago city’s Willis Tower going dark for the hour.
Some countries even went the extra mile showing their support for the occasion with Australia creating a massive candle lit display on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra. The non electrical light display spelt out, ‘It’s Lights Out For The Reef’ as thousands across the country witnessed a special documentary about the impact of climate change on the threatened natural wonder the Great Barrier Reef.
CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Hour, Andy Ridley also commented on the monumental event saying “Tonight Earth Hour will be celebrated by every continent, and people in every corner of the world will be reaching across boundaries of culture, politics, race and religion to acknowledge the power we all have when we come together for this incredible planet. Earth Hour and lights off is a powerful reminder that we can help to deliver the solutions towards creating a more sustainable future for the planet.”
Electro portrayed by Jamie Foxx in the upcoming Amazing Spider-man sequel also commented on the event saying “It’s time to conserve, protect, and enjoy this planet of ours. Never underestimate your power, never underestimate what you can do.”
At the heart of the movement’s digital growth is Indonesia, where Earth Hour has become a massive, year-round youth led movement enlisting the support of more than 1.5 million people across more than 31 cities in the country. Over the last eight years the event has evolved into the world’s largest movement for the planet, which began its journey across more than 154 countries and territories from New Zealand to Asia with Spider-Man and the cast from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2, including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, sending a message to the world that anyone can be a Superhero for the Planet from the global flagship Earth Hour event at the top of WWF’s Singapore headquarters.
To celebrate this exciting occasion Sony Pictures have given us a brand new clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
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