While the Chinese government may not have been quite as turned on about Earth Hour as we may have initially hoped, Shanghai at least gave the movement – which involves turning everything (you can) off for one hour every last Saturday in March – a good try. It switched off the lights at the iconic Pearl Tower and was supported by the ICBC building and several prominent Lujiazui hotels.
Interestingly enough, the most gaudily lit buildings (we’re thinking the Aurora one in particular) didn’t participate. For shame! Did they really think people would miss their three gazillion foot tall advertisement if it wasn’t on for sixty minutes?
In case you forgot what Lujiazui usually looks like, here’s the waterfront just a couple minutes before the celebrations:
Photos from Earth Hour Global