Earth Hour is an annual event that encourages people around the world to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. It usually takes place on the last
Saturday in March, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.
The event was first started in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Sydney, Australia, and has since grown into a global movement with millions of participants in over 180 countries.
The theme of Earth Hour this year is “Invest on our Planet"
The event raises awareness about the importance of sustainability and encourages individuals and businesses to take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. The aim is to involve as many people as possible in positive change for our planet.
A green future is a prosperous future. We need to act (boldly),
innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).
As rightly said "Small actions can make a big difference" - Earth
Hour is only one hour long, its impact can be significant.
In addition to turning off lights, Earth Hour also promotes other
sustainable practices, such as reducing energy consumption, conserving water, and reducing waste. These practices can help individuals and businesses reduce their impact on the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Earth Hour is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on our planet, including rising sea levels, more frequent and severe natural disasters, and the loss of biodiversity. By increasing public awareness about these issues, we can work together to find solutions and take action to mitigate their effects.
Overall, Earth Hour is an important reminder that each of us has a
role to play in protecting the planet and promoting sustainability. By
taking simple steps to reduce our environmental impact, we can create a more sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations.