Some Stats:

According to The Gulf News.com, Dubai had a reduction of 255,000 kWh from their one hour of Earth Hour.  That would be the equivalent of the energy needed to power up 16 average homes over the course of 1 year.  That stat was 22% higher than last year's kWh savings.

TASM2_CHI_EA-10According to We Are Movie Geeks.com, Spider-Man was a big helping hit.  Some of the lights switched off were the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House in Australia and the Marina Bay skyline in Singapore, Canberra (the capital of Australia) had "It's Light's Out For The Reef" lit in candles on the Parliament House Lawn for the Great Barrier Reef.  Chicago, Illinois (voted 2014 Earth Hour Capital city) had Spider-Man there in person to "flip the switch" to turn off city lights such as the Willis John Hancock Center, Willis, areas of Navy Pier, and more.



Other sites worldwide that went dark:
  • Temple of Karnak in Luxor
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Beijing's Bird's Nest
  • The Eiffel Tower 
  • Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the world's tallest building)
  • Moscow's Kremlin & Red Square
  • Buckingham Palace in London
  • Bangkok's Wat Arun Buddhist Temple
  • St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
  • The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janero
  • Kuala Lumpur's Petrona's Twin Towers
  • The Las Vegas Strip
  • Times Square & the Empire State Building in NYC
  • Niagara Falls
  • more, more, and many more!
For you social media fans...To see some snapshots of hometown & big town pics, check out Instagram's official Earth Hour Page and also hashtag #EarthHour or their Pinterest page.  There's also the @EcoSpidey page over at Twitter.  

I think this is what they call a success!!