Times Square turns the lights off for Earth Hour

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Did you turn off the lights?

For one hour Saturday night people across the world flipped the switch. Some New York landmarks, parts of Times Square and even the New Year’s Eve ball went dark.

It was all part of Earth Hour. It began in 2007 and has grown steadily ever since. Started by the World Wildlife Foundation, it asks people to turn off the lights for one hour on one night every year.
The hope is that energy conservation will extend beyond those sixty minutes and become a way of life.

“It tells everybody to be green. It’s about energy conservation. And it’s basically doing your part and making the world a better place,” Justine Gizzy said.

The New Jersey resident came to Times Square to watch the lights go off at 8:30pm.

But as quickly as the lights went off, they came back on.

At 9:30 p.m., Times Square was awash in neon.