What are you doing tonight? Welp, if you’re about living on Earth and want to protect it, you should join the Earth Hour movement and turn your lights off at 8:30!
Earth Hour is a global movement started by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness of various environmental issues and build community around them. Earth Hour began as a “lights-out event” in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 and now is observed in more that 7,000 cities and towns on all seven continents!
People, businesses and landmarks all over the world are asked to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. local time. The point of this, according to the WWF website, is to “show everyone that the world’s environmental issues don’t have to overwhelm us. Small things we do every day can make a better future.”
Hear that? Every action counts. If you’re willing to commit an hour to help our beautiful planet, use the action links below to join the movement, then tell everyone you know ’bout it. Let your friends and fam know about your commitment to Earth Hour by sending an e-card, or show your support on social media by changing your avatar or sharing an Earth Hour GIF.
Now you just have to decide what you’re going to do in the dark. The WWF has some suggestions, such as hosting an indoor picnic or snapping a pic of a local landmark with its lights off. But if you’re gonna do something else in the dark, that’s not our biz.
In the words of Nelly Furtado, “Turn Off the Light” — Mother Nature will thank you.
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