Since 2008, Eath Hour has spurred people across the globe to turn off their lights for an hour. The event began in Sydney, Australia were 2.2 million people took a stand to #ChangeClimateChange. A year later the event became so infectious it caught on to 100 million people turning off their lights. In 2016, more than 12,700 landmarks turn off their lights for the movement.
Famous landmarks and monuments go dark:
But did you know that the main purpose of earth hour is a symbolic action? The campaign of an hour of lights-off hour isn’t to reduce or measure energy saved within that hour.
Earth Hour is actually an initiative to encourage individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take accountability for their ecological footprint and engage in dialogue and resource exchange that provides real solutions to our environmental challenges. Participation in Earth Hour symbolises a commitment to change beyond the hour.
Organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), was born to create global awareness to take action against climate change.
From habitat loss and degradation, to pollution, climate change and more, the threats facing the environment today present us with many challenges. In fact, global biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. In addition, the effects of climate change not only impact both livelihoods and communities around the world, but species both directly and indirectly as well.
This Saturday, 25th March 2017, 8.30 pm, why not spend a few minutes (or even an hour in the dark) with your little ones teaching them about how to love and care about this earth that they will inherit.
“2016 has been announced as the hottest year ever. If there was ever a time for urgent action on climate change, it is now. Even as global momentum for addressing this crisis is increasing, nature persistently reminds us that we have to pick up the pace.” – WWF’s global Climate & Energy Practice leader Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
For more information abour Earth Hour 2017 please visit https://www.earthhour.org/