The Golden Gate Bridge, the Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel and San Diego’s Sports Arena are among the iconic California structures that will go dark for 60 minutes Saturday in observance of the World Wildlife Fund‘s annual Earth Hour.
The event is scheduled for 8:30 am. to 9:30 p.m. in each of the globe’s 24 time zones.
From Cambodia to Cameroon to Colombia, homes, offices, skylines and monuments will go dark to mark worldwide concern about climate change. Over 1,200 landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Big Ben in London will turn off their lights.
Close to 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Acropolis in Athens and Edinburgh Castle in Scotland are also scheduled to go dark in support of Earth Hour.
In San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado will be hosting a special candlelit dinner in the dark at its signature restaurant 1500 OCEAN.