Day 86 – Tonight at 8:30pm (your time zone) we’re turning the lights off. For one hour we’re going to unplug and switch off to call attention to climate change and loss of nature and biodiversity.
Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund and partners in 2007 to bring people in Sydney together in a symbolic light-out event. The event has grown to more than 180 countries and territories. Held on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour has encouraged millions of people to switch off their lights to show support for our planet.
Earth Hour is not only a symbolic event but it has made a positive environmental impact. They drive many legislative changes by using the power of the people and their actions to show world leaders and decision makers that the environment is important and needs protecting.
“2021 presents an unmissable opportunity for change. In 2021, world leaders will come together during key global conferences and forums to set the environmental agenda for the next decade and beyond. Crucial political decisions will be made on climate action, nature, and sustainable development –- decisions that will directly affect the fate of humanity and our planet for years to come. With your support, Earth Hour 2021 could be a spotlight moment that puts nature at the center of international conversations. Together, we can speak up and show world leaders and other decision-makers around the globe that nature matters and urgent action must be taken to reverse nature loss.” – Earth Hour
Besides turning off your lights, here’s what else you can do to help make Earth Hour 2021 a success;
This year – amidst the current global circumstances – in addition to switching off your lights, we also invite you to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees our planet, the issues we face, and our place within it, in a new light.
How? It’s simple. On the night of Earth Hour (March 27), we’ll be posting a must-watch video on all our social media pages – and all you have to do is share it.
Share it to your Stories or to your wall, re-Tweet it, send it via DM, tag friends in the comments – the choice is yours! Our goal is simple: put the spotlight on our planet and make it the most watched video in the world on March 27 (or beyond!) so that as many people as possible hear our message.
The goals of sharing the video:
- Help others – especially those who are not environmentally conscious – to see their role amidst the planetary crisis in a new light.
- Build momentum towards the United Nations’ Conference on Biodiversity later in the year – a conference where world leaders will have the opportunity to secure an international commitment to protect and restore nature by 2030.
So, turn the lights off and turn the spotlight on the planet and our need to protect it.
Tomorrow, update on the DVD collection.