Earth Hour is a global movement meant to bring attention and urgency to protecting the planet from global warming, climate change, habitat destruction, and other environmental changes threatening our planet’s livelihood. And, after the devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales, calling for stronger action on climate change feels more important than ever. This year, the theme for Earth Hour is “Shape Our Future”.
How to participate in Earth Hour
The most common way to participate in this movement is to switch off all non-essential lights in your home for one hour on Saturday March 26 at 8:30pm local time. The Earth Hour team has suggested over 20 different activities you can partake in during that hour, including board games by candlelight, dinner in the dark, camping in your living room, and yoga. Most of these activities are family-friendly, so it’s a great opportunity to teach young (or not-so-young) people about the importance of caring for the planet.
Their mission is to “increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature not only to combat the climate crisis, but to ensure our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival.”
There is also an enormous online directory of events, so you can see what’s happening around the world.
For more information about Earth Hour, click here.