28 Mar Earth hour – biggest environment event, 28th march 2015.
Launched in Australia in 2007, WWF says Earth Hour has now grown to become the world’s biggest environmental event, mobilising people around a range of issues from deforestation to energy efficiency. Last year saw more than 7,000 towns and cities in 154 countries take part.
“Climate change is a people problem. People cause climate change and people suffer from climate change. People can also solve climate change.”
The fact that such a huge number of people are taking part in Earth Hour across the world and are using it as a moment to inspire action on sustainability in their own communities sends a really clear message that the public is ready to tackle climate change.
Some the world’s most famous landmarks will turn their lights out. The UN building in New York will join London’s Houses of Parliament, Rio de Janeiro’s Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In Bulgaria a giant Danube sturgeon fish will be drawn in fire in the capital, Sofia. Millions of other, more humble, participants will take part by simply switching from electricity to candlelight for an hour.
Earth Hour is an excellent opportunity for millions of people across the world to take one simple step to show they’re serious about backing action on climate change.
Be a changemaker, use your power!
To know more: https;//www.earthhour.org/