Millions of people had a hand in someway with Earth Hour around the world. http://www.earthhourus.org/ Check out the web site for some amazing photos from around the world. Many governments were involved.
But we have along way to go. Using a time analogy, lets see where we are.
The difference between a million and a billion.
A million seconds is 12 days. A billion seconds is 31 years.
A million people, millions of people, or, a billion people, billions of people.
We are making strides. But as I looked around my neighborhood and saw people unknowing or uncaring and the city itself not participating. It saddened me.
But the old saying Rome wasn't built in a day applies here. The sponsors were hoping there would not be a drop off. It didn't happen this year. But peer pressure is necessary to bring more into the fold.
Contact your state and local officials. more will think this is a good idea. At worst it saves money, a good idea at any time. At best some will lead and do the right thing.
To save the Planet earth