For a few years now I’ve been participating in Earth Hour and although it can seem like a small gesture – it really can make a difference to the world we live in.
So, what is Earth Hour? It’s a voluntary movement by hundreds of countries across the globe. A time when nations come together and realise what is important… Our planet! Over 5,200 cities in 135 countries turn out their lights for one hour in an attempt not only to combat climate change, but also to raise awareness of the damage that we are causing to our planet with our modern ways.
This year the organisation has used social media to reach a new audience, with it’s #IWIYW challenges (I will if you will). People from around the world are challenging others to say, if you do something for the planet- I’ll top it. I think that’s pretty amazing.
How can you make a change? Well, Earth Hour is next Saturday 31st March at 8:30pm. If you could turn your lights out for one hour then your single act of kindness multiplied by billions will save a ridiculous amount of energy – turning back the clock on climate change.
Of course, it’s all about going beyond the hour. Taking shorter showers, watching less TV – pretty much doing anything that will cover your carbon footprint, but those sixty minutes are a fantastic start.
If you could join me next Saturday at 8:30pm to take part in one of the worlds largest movements, I’m sure there’s a few thousand polar bears that would like to say thanks – oh and one huge planet too…
This year I’ll be in Sydney. The place where it all began & I can’t help but feel that it is my place to spread the word and hey, if I can get one person to make a change, then I’m a happy man.
What are you doing for Earth Hour? Have you taken part in previous years?