At Ecodek we pride ourselves on being environmentally astute and tomorrow we will be celebrating Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour from 8.30 to 9.30pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
Earth Hour started out as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007 and is now the largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. In that year also San Francisco also ran its own “Lights Out” program inspired by the Sydney Earth Hour.
During the last couple of years Earth Hour has achieved massive environmental impact but we need to stick to new habits and continue taking action.
Last year hundreds of millions of people around the planet took part in Earth Hour last year and around 9 million took part in the UK alone. A lot of schools in the UK also took part last year. Pupils were encouraging their families to take part by switching off all electrical devices and took part in talks in school assemblies about global warming and why it is important to save energy.
We are all culprits of leaving lights around the house, so why not make a habit of turning lights off when you don’t need them on. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll start saving money without event noticing.
Tomorrow night why not participate with friends and family in the biggest candlelight dinner in the world to change climate change or turn off your lights after 8.30pm.
We share with you the official earth hour video. So why not sign up today and make a promise for the planet.
Are you taking part in Earth Hour? If so, leave us a comment in the comments field below.