Earth Hour 2015
Do you know about Earth Hour? If not, put the date in your diary.
Earth Hour is your chance to save the planet in your own way. It’s your chance to take part in a global initiative to raise awareness of our carbon footprints, and to explore how we can do our bit to support sustainable electricity and ecological lighting. So what is Earth Hour? For one hour each year, lights and electricity are switched off to raise awareness of carbon emissions and to help preserve the planet. It’s as simple as that. WWF behind this amazing campaign and are doing some amazing work to save precious heritage sites. In their most recent success story, they saved Virunga National Park from being destroyed by an oil company. Their work is incredibly valuable to the planet, and vital if we want to save the most beautiful and vulnerable parts of the world.
The campaign has been going strong for eight years now, soon to be nine. More than 7,000 communities, cities and towns across the globe participate each year, and it’s remarkable to watch different landmarks around the globe in complete darkness.
Around the world, communities are taking the pledge to be more eco-friendly, and this hour of no electricity allows us to appreciate the beauty of the world, as well as reducing our carbon footprint. It will hopefully serve as a reminder of the human impact on the world and inspire us to take up more eco-friendly habits. If you can’t go completely without light or electricity for health and safety reasons, simply turn off one appliance or light, you’ll still be taking part! You could even donate to the charity on their website.
The next Earth Hour is on March 28th 2015, to find out more or discover how the initiative is being put into action in your country here or here. Our planet is beautiful, protect it. Take part in Earth Hour, switch to energy saving bulbs, use the car less and switch off appliances. A little can go a long way.