Saturday, March 25, 2023

Earth Hour: March 25, 2023 ~ Lights Out 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

As the perfect follow up to Wednesday's World Water day... tonight is Earth Hour

As a global wave rolling over the planet, spend the hour from 8:30 to 9:30 pm (during your local time) by flipping off your lights and doing something positive for the planet. 

From its inception in 2007, Earth Hour continues to grow and inspire others to learn about, care for, and take action for our planet. Much like I mentioned in my World Water Day post, we are falling off course the planned 2030 trajectory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Earth Hour's focus is on Goal Number 13: "Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts" and Goal Number 15: "Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss." Seeing it as such, the Earth Hour organization is stepping up their campaign and the sense of urgency to reach the 2030 goals. 

When 190 countries have traditionally been involved in Earth Hour, that is a lot of power for the positive if that hour is spent doing something for our planet! Global unity at its finest...which is important when we all share the same planet! Not to mention, it is a great way to celebrate the power of people.

Not sure what to do for Earth Hour.... check out a variety of resources on their website:
  • Give an hour for earth--inspiration is here for you for the categories of "learn more about our planet," "reconnect with our planet," "restore our planet," and "inspire others to care about our planet"... and ideas that you can do for each in under an hour, exactly an hour, or over an hour.
  • Go beyond the hour--here are 10 ways you can continue to "go green" and impact our planet in a positive way.
  • Attend an event--see if there's one near you or a virtual one you can attend.
How can you use the positive power of your hour to make a difference and be part of something bigger than you?

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