The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx Joined Hands for Earth Hour 2014 Celebration Held in Singapore
Stars. Superhero. Sustainability. Saving Mother Earth. This is the first year that the Earth Hour has had a superhero ambassador. I heard people were asking, “But why Spider-Man for Earth Hour?” As you know, Peter Parker is a character who swoop around fighting crimes and wrestled with questions about humanity. He is your regular guy, oftentimes underestimated but after acquiring special powers, he brought a huge positive change to the world. With this, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) chose him to become the superhero ambassador, to become a symbol of sustainability. A record number of approximately 9,000 attendees joined fans and supporters of WWF-Singapore and Spider-Man, Earth Hour’s first-ever Super Hero ambassador, along with the cast, director and producers of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that include Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Marc Webb, for the world’s largest Earth Hour Lights Off event. Singapore being the home and global headquarters of the Earth Hour movement, hosted this year’s Earth Hour flagship event at The Float @ Marina Bay bringing Singapore’s signature Marina Bay skyline into darkness.
Earth Hour has grown into a global phenomenon that inspires people to spare a thought for Mother Earth. It now encompasses over 7,000 cities and towns in over 160 different countries and is participated in by hundreds of millions of participants across seven continents. The entire movement is run out of Singapore.
The Earth Hour lights off is an annual symbolic event that encourages the civic society to go beyond the hour and do their bit for the planet. This year it was observed from 8:30-9:30pm on the last Saturday of the month of March, and iconic buildings around the city-state such as Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Barrage, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge, The Fullerton Heritage properties and buildings in the Central Business District, turned their lights off in an iconic show of support and commitment for the Earth Hour movement.
“To witness Earth Hour in Singapore, the home and heart of this wonderful WWF organised initiative, makes a powerful impression on me. To see the people of this beautiful city-state, stand united in the common purpose of making those adjustments to their lifestyles that will help make deep, meaningful improvements to humanity’s impact on the planet, inspires me,” said WWF Director General Designate Dr. Marco Lambertini , from Singapore. “As we speak, Earth Hour moves across the globe, following the setting sun, sending billions of people around the world a message that each one of us have the power to make a difference,” he added.