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Earth Hour:

What it is and Why you should do it

By ENZO GILCHRIST (4-509)

In the year 2007, people in Sydney, Australia turned off their electricity to demand that Sydney’s government take action against climate change from 8:30 to 9:30 on a certain day in March. And people listened. Now, in 2019, it is an event millions of people participate in annually. The world’s largest candlelit dinner takes place in Sweden – for Earth Hour!

This year Earth Hour events worldwide will take place on March 30 at 8:30 pm wherever you are. 

 

Earth Hour is on March 30.

This year’s activities range from turning off electricity to riding bikes (to demanding reduction of fossil fuels), and every event looks toward a brighter future. Earth Hour has proven to be an amazing conservation victory year after year, and we hope that you join. It really helps let people know about the problems the faces from climate change.

While participating in Earth Hour, you are helping to urge decision makers to curb climate change. This is very important in the fight to protect our world and its inhabitants, and we encourage you to join! You may find some more Earth Hour poster templates here.

Earth Hour has proven to be a very successful event in the past, from influencing policy to making renewable choices more popular. Many of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Empire State Building, Burj Khalifa, Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House, Miami Tower, the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower will be participating in Earth Hour this year, and we need your help to do this!

If you’re interested in joining, here’s what to do:

 

  1. Go to https://www.earthhour.org/celebrate-the-hour.

  2. Scroll down till you see the misty rainforest strip.

  3. Fill out the requested information and click on, “Join the Movement!”

  4. You’ve registered for Earth Hour! You may explore the website, and, of course, remember to celebrate the hour on March 30th, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tell your friends and family about Earth Hour! The more participants they are, the more effective Earth Hour will be! You may get posters and banners here. Or make your own.

Join Earth Hour today, and together we may #Connect2Earth!

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