Earth Hour 2013 will be held on Saturday March 23, at 8:30pm-9:30pm wherever you are in the world.
There is no doubt about it … the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs everyone’s attention and involvement.
All around the world, individuals, companies, and governments are taking steps to help heal Mother Earth. After the voices of 120,000 Russians were presented to the government during the I Will If You Will campaign for Earth Hour 2012, the Russian parliament passed a law to protect the country’s seas from oil pollution. Over 7,000 cities are involved in Earth Hour this year … challenging individuals, companies and other organizations to clean up the environment. For example, in a WWF supported event, 2.8 million people in Hong Kong participated in last year’s “lights off” event. The majority of participants showed a commitment to sustainable living beyond the designated hour. In fact, all of Hong Kong’s Earth Hour participants pledged to take future action toward a more sustainable living, with 77% saying they would turn off lights when not in use, 64% would replace old light bulbs and 61% would turn off appliances when not being used.
According to data provided by both CLP and HK Electric, electricity consumption in Hong Kong dropped by 4.27% during Earth Hour on Saturday March 31, 2012. This drop in electricity consumption is equivalent to saving 146 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which would require 6,348 trees to absorb in one year.
For more information, go to earthhour.org and see what you might do to help save our precious life source, Mother Earth. Let’s make a difference together! Let’s see what we can do!!!