This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 pm. What you might not realise is that it originally started in Sydney in 2007. Since then, Earth Hour in conjunction with the WWF has become a global conservation movement in 180 countries, and this year it is even more critical to join in. By turning off your lights, you’ll show Australian politicians that they must act urgently with other global leaders to help save our planet before it is too late.
You can get involved as an individual, or schools and businesses can get educational videos and workplace learning packs. One initiative this year is to assemble solar lights for Solar Buddy, an Australian based charity that helps provide solar lights for children in remote Papua New Guinea communities and who don’t have electricity and who cannot study after sundown. Even if you don’t want to do anything formal, you can still switch off your lights and use the time to reconnect with nature.