On Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm (your own local time), the Earth will be switching off. It is a global mission to save our planet called Earth Hour and so far, 83 countries have committed to participating in Earth Hour and hopefully, many more will join.
What is Earth Hour? It all began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. Last year, it became a global mission and this year, it is a way to cast your vote. Turn your lights off…and you are voting for Earth. Leave your lights on….and you’re voting for global warming.
It will be easy for homes to shut off their lights for an hour, but even businesses should think about participating. Why not turn off the lights in your office or better yet, on your whole office floor before leaving on Friday afternoon? You’ll be saving your company some money as well as saving the earth. I know we’ll be shutting everything off at the library that evening. If we all did this on a weekly basis, think about how much better off the planet would be.
For more information on this great endeavor, you can visit Earth Hour here.
So go ahead, turn off those lights and cast your vote for Planet Earth!