Turned Off


I think a lot of people know about Earth Day, celebrated at the end of April. But do you know anything about Earth Hour? Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund to encourage people to turn off their lights for just one hour. More than 170 countries and territories will engage in a show of support for protecting the planet. Millions of people will participate as homes, cities, hotels, universities and businesses turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time for Earth Hour — a demonstration of commitment to fight climate change. Some of the landmarks going dark this year are the Empire State Building, the Space Needle, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Colosseum in Rome, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower.

So, at 8:30 tonight, turn off your lights, and your TV. Log off of your computer and mobile phone. Light some candles. Open a bottle of wine, and have an actual conversation with someone. You’re not going to be home tonight? Start participating now. Donate to an environmental group that supports the fight for climate change. Research ways to live in a more eco-friendly manner. Earth Hour doesn’t have to be just about the 60 minutes you spend with your lights and other electronics turned off. It could be the start of something bigger…








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