Earth Hour, which started in 2007 in Sydney, is now the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Are you in?
On Saturday, 23rd March 2013, Earth Hour asks that you do a very simple thing – turn off your lights for just one hour to help raise awareness about climate change.
Earth Hour, organised by the WWF, was observed in over 7,000 cities and towns across 152 countries last year, the campaign’s biggest growth year since 2009. This year presents us all with the opportunity to really show our commitment to change as part of a global interconnected community.
As individuals, we can make a change by choosing everyday products powered by renewable energy, thereby reducing our footprint and also the electricity bill. As organisations, we can adopt renewable energy solutions for our business operations and production processes.
We are now facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in the history of our planet, and to effect change, we all need to play our part. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. Pledge your support for one hour on March 23rd, and commit to action all year round!
Lead image courtesy Earth Hour Global on Flickr, licenced under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic licence; © Cyril Lagel