What is Earth Hour?

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What is Earth Hour?

Earth HourEarth Hour is a worldwide initiative. It has its roots in Australia where the idea began in 2007. In 2015, Earth Hour is on March 28th and takes place between 8.30 and 9.30pm.

Worldwide, people are encouraged to turn of their unnecessary lights between those times. This refers to your own local time.

The goal of Earth Hour

To be honest, there’s someone else who can explain this so much better than I can. See the video below.

 

Sidenote: Have you noticed the previously-unseen photograph that Prince Charles has alongside him? It shows him holding his grandchild, Prince William. It’s very appropriate to what he is saying – that we need to take care of the planet for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

If you are taking part in Earth Hour,please be sure to leave any lighting on that might be necessary for safety issues but you can play a part in this initiative simply by checking that you are not using our planet’s resources unnecessarily.  Although the promoters, the World Wildlife Fund, refer to lights, I believe that we can take this a step further and include all electricity usage (for example, the heating of unoccupied room sand soon) and ensure that we aren’t wasting other resources such as water.

You can learn more at the World Wildlife Fund website here.

Earth Hour 2

Screenshot of Google during Earth Hour

 


 

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine. See The Writer’s Door for more information.

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