The world around us is changing every day and most of the time because of us. When I say the world around us I do mean the planet. Factories, high traffic, wars, scientific experiments or human irresponsibility, all lead to a fast and visible degradation of the environment. This is one of the reasons why each person has to do its part in order to protect the planet.
Earth hour is a global movement meant to change the climate change. Each year, on the last Saturday of March, for one hour, all volunteers shut down their electrical power consumers. These volunteers are individuals, families, companies, and city halls all over the world. You can, and you should be one of these volunteers. If you are not convinced yet, watch this inspirational video.
How can you take part
The first and most important way to participate is to shut down all unnecessary electrical power consumer around you. The TV, the light, the PC, maybe the heat if you are using electrical heating devices and so on. When? Today, 25th of March. For how long? For 60 minutes. 60 minutes to protect the plant. At what hour? Starting 08:30 PM your local time.
Other ways to contribute are sharing the event on your Facebook page (they even have a “Donate your feed” option on Earth Hour official website), convince your company to officially support the movement, take part in the events planned for this occasion (you can find on their web page info with events near you), or even host an event yourself (you can download a free starter kit).
How this helps
Mos of all, Earth Hour is the proof that people all over the globe can stand united for a just and right cause. No matter the nationality, culture, religion, sex orientation or political views, we all live on the same planet. We all need to protect it.
Besides this, the buzz created around this event helped to:
- Switch off the light on 10.400 landmarks from more than 7000 cities, in 172 countries
- Create solar-power homes in India and Philippines
- Provide fuel-efficient stoves in Nepal and Madagascar
- Put communities back on their feet with climate-smart boats in Philippine after the latest typhoon
- Support laws for protecting the sea in Russia and Argentina
- Ban plastic in Galapagos Islands
- Plant the first Earth Hour forest in Uganda
Guide for protecting the planet
Protecting the planet is not something we should do only once a year on Earth Hour. It is something we should do day by day. Have a look below to see how you can do it daily.
Are we doing enough for protecting the planet and the environment around us? Do you know other events, besides Earth Hour, that support environment causes? Let us know in the comment area. Thanks!