Written by: Fion Ho and Sabrina Maichel, Edited by: Ijin Han.
Earth Hour is a global activity held by the WWF (World Wide Fund). It happens during the 26th of March 2022 Saturday 8:30pm to 9:30pm, 2022. Every year, the date changes and Earth hour this year is March 26.
What do people do?
During the Earth Hour, people all over the world (Including businesses, communities and individuals) would turn off their non-essential electronics which requires the use of electricity. You would wait for an hour and then switch your lights and wifi etc back on. Cities which are participating in this would usually turn off their most famous monument to let it pose as a symbol of sustainable energy, such as Paris & The Eiffel Tower.
History of Earth Hour
The first Earth Hour event famously started on 31 March 2007 in Sydney, Australia. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour.
This is the Earth Hour logo. A 60 on the logo stands for 60 minutes, the length of time we need to turn off our electricity.
Why is Earth Hour done?
Earth Hour endeavours (attempted) to spark global conversations on protecting nature not only because it is our strongest ally against the climate crisis – but also because of its importance in ensuring our own health, happiness, prosperity and furthermore, even survival by turning ourlights off for one hour.
So, are you guys planning to have a dark night on Saturday? Say goodbye to your electronics for a while, and be a part of the Earth Hour. Your one hour will be worth doing your part in making the world a better place to live in! It is never too late to begin this year, if you haven’t got a chance to contribute last year. Let’s be aware of our mission for the green Earth, and put it into practice.