Lights off, stars on this evening from 8.30 - 9.30pm for @earthhourofficial @earthhouruk Shining a light on climate change action, for one hour every March since 2007, people all over the world have been switching their lights off for one hour. Every little thing counts and there needs to be a change on the way we think about and take care of the planet. One hour isn’t going to make a big difference but it’s a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet and gives us the time and space to think about what we can do to help. Some of the world’s biggest landmarks like Sydney Opera House, The Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle will switch their lights off too as a visual display of their commitment.
The WWF charity, who created Earth Hour (the World Wide Fund for nature - their motto is “Building a future in which people live in harmony with nature”) provide some ideas on their website about what we can do to help and make a difference:
Refuse plastic cutlery, use reusable coffee cups, turn washing to 30 degrees, get an electric car, reuse or compost leftover food, switch to green energy and become a flexitarian (a semi vegetarian, so eating a more plant based diet). There are also 60 ideas for what to do in the dark on their website including having a bonfire with friends, have a candlelit dinner party, hold a onesie party, go star gazing, have a candlelit bath, do some candlelit yoga, have a power nap, go for a night cycle or a moonlit walk