Sitting in the dark for an hour tonight may not seem like much. But, that action is your voice – joining together with millions of other voices across Canada and the globe – speaking up and helping live lighter on the Earth.
Canadians are awesome at this. In fact, Vancouver is the Earth Hour Capital for 2013 for its innovative actions on climate change and dedication to create a sustainable, pleasant urban environment for current and future residents. (Way to go B.C.! You rock)
At 8:30 p.m. tonight, we’re going to play candlelight chess for an hour (probably more. Especially with popcorn involved). My husband taught the big kid during March break and we are pumped to alter the scene with a little mood lighting. The big kid is thinking Harry Potter chess. We are thinking about taking action to make sure the world she grows up in is healthy and well.
Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet. Towards the end of March every year, Earth Hour brings together communities from across the world celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour. For the last seven years, it’s been inspiring folks to take personal accountability for their impact on the planet and make behavioural changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle. Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By switching off your lights for Earth Hour you are acknowledging and celebrating your commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour. It’s part of the World Wildlife Fund (one of our favorite orgz).
It’s easy to have a good time with this. Now, for some inspiration:
Have fun in the dark tonight and be sure to check out all of the details at www.earthhour.org.
Category: THINK GREEN