Saturday March 26th at 8:30pm is Earth Hour, What is Your Golf Course Doing?

Superintendent Neil Ballingall and WWF panda mascot gets in a few practice shots
ahead of the night golf event on the Torrance Course at the
Fairmont St Andrews to mark WWF's Earth Hour
Earth Hour - Usually my wife and I will go for a walk to a spot overlooking the city and watch the lights turn off and join the neighbors in a howl.

Toronto's downtown skyline disappears, but the condos come up short. This year we'll be in Vancouver and I'm looking forward to being in a city that participates in this kind of stuff more actively... hopefully.

So what is Earth Hour? Do any golf courses participate in it? Check out some articles, and videos after the jump.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating.

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.

Visit the Beyond the Hour platform to share your stories and to get inspiration from the actions our supporters have shared with us already.

I haven't been able to find much about golf courses participating in Earth Hour, below I've got a few links, but if your course is planning an event then please be sure to pass it our way.

Arbutus Ridge Earth Hour Dinner and Dance from last year

St. Andrews Tees up Earth Hour

The Empire Hotel and Country Club, Vote Earth