Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Beijing Shuts Off Olympic Bird's Nest and Watercube for Earth Hour 2009

 - Mar 29, 2009
References: chinaview.cn & treehugger
While the number of participants has yet to be verified, Earth Hour 2009 was a huge success, with countries like China joining into the lights-off global eco stunt.

In Beijing, landmarks like the Olympic Bird's Nest Stadium and the aquatic Watercube were powered down in honor of Earth Hour 2009, as can be seen in the video above. The gallery shows pictures of Earth Hour 2009 in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Vietnam.

It's really neat because the whole world now recognizes these Chinese landmarks after the Beijing Olympics, making these photographs have even more impact on the rest of the world than many of Asia's other landmarks.

Image Credits: Earth Hour Global