GARDEN ROUTE | KAROO | HESSEQUA NEWS - The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) is making a call for an hour of change for planet Earth this year by again inviting all to turn their lights and electrical appliances off on Saturday 27 March from 20:30 to 21:30 to sit back, listen and reflect.
Though global circumstances are different this year due to Covid-19, we still have an incredible opportunity to make an impact online and from our homes.
No matter where you are in the world, you can speak up for nature and bring global attention to the issues facing our planet.
When Earth Hour started in 2007, people were encouraged to switch off their lights and focus their attention on climate change. More than a decade later, the climate crisis remains and it’s made worse by another urgent threat - the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature.
Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark - an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis.
This year - amidst the current global circumstances - in addition to switching off your lights, earthhour.org is asking people to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees the planet, the issues we’re facing, and our place within it, in a new light.
This is why on the night of Earth Hour on Saturday 27 March, earthhour.org will be we'll be posting a must-watch video on all their social media pages. All we have to do is share it.
Share it to your Stories or to your wall, re-Tweet it, send it via DM or tag friends in the comments.
The goal is simple - put the spotlight on our planet and make it the most watched video in the world on Saturday night.
History of Earth Hour
Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.
But Earth Hour goes far beyond the symbolic action of switching off - it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action.
Earth Hour is open-source and we welcome everyone, anyone, to take part and help amplify our mission to unite people to protect our planet.
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