Earth Hour is an event in which people turn off their electrical power to save energy. Starting in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment inspiring milli0ons of people to take action for our planet and nature. It is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It is held annually encouraging peoples all around the world to turn off non- essential electric lights out for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on a specific day towards the end of the March.
When is Earth Hour in 2019?
Earth Hour 2019 is scheduled for March 30, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 Pm.
History of Earth Hour?
In the early times the UK’s Tower Bridge, Italy,s Coliseum and France’s Eiffel Tower have also gone dark in order to celebrate the Earth Hour. The actual change in electricity from Earth Hour is minimal, with a 2014 report putting the dip at around 4 percent. In 2004 WWF Australia met with advertising agency Leo Burnett Sydney to “discuss ideas for engaging Australians on the issues of climate change. The idea of a large scale switch off was coined and developed in2006 by the name of” The Big Flick” then WWF presented the idea to Fairfax Media who agreed to back the event. The 2007 Earth Hour was held on March 31 in Sydney, Australia at7:30 p.m.
What you can Do to Celebrate The Earth Hour?
This year the campaign of Earth Hour is Together, Let’s Connect To Earth. So what is a better way to celebrate this with the electrifying energy of Earth Hour as it sweeps across the planet? Remember to switch off your electricity on this EarthHour to secure nature and our home :L 30 March, 8:30 pm your time. it’s time to #connect2Earth.
- You can share your status and messages about the Earth Hour to raise awareness about this issue and connect your post to Earth Hour by#connect2Earth.
- You can host a candlelight dinner, go stargazing, or simply switching off your lights for an hour.
- If you want to something big you could put on a gig or concert, screen a movie, or host an Earth Hour party.
- If you are so busy with your life you can at least donate some money for charity in the WWF official website. Donate today because of the cost of not acting is much higher.
- You can download the Earth Hour Toolkit from official site which contains assets which help raise awareness of nature all around us, tools to empower you and the people around you to take action and advocate for this year;sEarth Hour and beyond.
The following assets can be found in the toolkit:
1. Videos about nature
2. A series of webisodes
3. A 30-day Earth month calendar
4. Wild Wisdom Quiz
5. Editable poster templates
6. Social media frames and printable Photo Booth Props
- You can Quiz in your school to test your students or fellow peers on their knowledge about our planet and the amazing biodiversity it holds. You can download Quiz test papers from the official site.
- You can spread the word by putting up a poster in your home, workplace or classroom, work files are also provided so you can even customize the poster to better engage your audience and promote your cause.