From 8:30 – 9:30 PM, turn off your lights for Earth Hour! It is amazing to think what a difference we can make in the world by turning off our lights for only one hour!
Earth Hour isn’t only celebrated in Canada, but all around the world! From India, to Australia, to Japan, to Columbia, citizens are participating in Earth Hour to promote consciousness about climate change. Did you know in 2013, 154 countries participated in Earth Hour?! This environmental awareness campaign is a great cause, not only because of the amount of electricity we save for that hour, but how citizens from all around the world partake in a wide variety of environmental conservation activities. As a response of Earth Hour, many countries have begun change in many ways. For example, in Uganda, 500 000 trees will be planted in result of deforestation. In Argentina, 3.4 million hectares of sea are being protected. It is amazing to see what change can occur if we take the initiative to do so.
Earth Hour is hosted by World Wildlife Fund. I remember when I was a little kid, I wanted to work with this company in the future more than anything! I used to read books on the environmental disasters of the world and thinking how I want to save the planet and all the animals living on it. I’ve been extremely passionate about environmental conservation for as long as I can remember, and have kept that passion all these years. I have volunteered with a Youth Conservation Group (TRCA), and even cleaned up a park one year for Earth Day! There are so many ways you can help out our planet. One of them would be to participate in Earth Hour!
The only way to create a sustainable world is if we work together as a global community. Click here to see 50 easy ways you can help our planet!