Saturday, the 29th of March, homes, offices and famous landmarks around the globe will switch off their lights at 8:30pm local time, for one hour, to mark the World Wildlife Fund’s ‘Earth Hour’.
Now in its eight year, this worldwide event attempts to bring to the forefront environmental issues which face us today and into the future.
This year’s Earth Hour nicely coincides with the release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Climate Change being the biggest environmental threat facing our planet.
Earth Hour first began in Australia in 2007 and since then it has grown to be the world’s largest environmental event.
This year, the WWF has launched Earth Hour Blue, a digital crowd funding and crowd sourcing platform that enables participants to help raise funds and take action on a range of environmental issues (See here:http://www.earthhour.org/).
A big part of Earth Hour is about empowerment, celebrating the idea that you as an individual can do something and together we can do anything.
Join us here at TES this Saturday and turn off your lights.