This Saturday is Earth Hour. At 8:30 pm, millions of people worldwide will be taking a stand against climate change and switching off the lights.
Did you know that this Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 pm is Earth Hour? This global initiative, started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Sydney, Australia, has now spread worldwide to over 7,000 cities. Earth Hour is, in essence, an hour of lights-out time. Participants are urged to switch off any nonessential lights and electronics, as part of the world’s largest movement for action on climate change.
How do I get involved?
Earth Hour throughout the year
New for this year is the introduction of Earth Hour Blue, a WWF site dedicated to crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding for environmental projects around the world. Here you can browse the projects happening near and far from home, express your support, spread the word, and even pledge a donation.
Projects include a provision of cook stoves in Nepal, where villagers are forced to use wood for cooking, slowly depleting the endangered tigers’ habitat, and a movement to provide training for wildlife rangers and awareness to help put an end to wildlife crime and the poaching of endangered species. Contributing to these initiatives is a way to keep the Earth Hour movement going throughout the year, with continued public support.