Earth Hour 2013

RecyclaAre you ready to go dark? This Saturday is Earth Hour 2013.

Earth Hour is the World Wildlife Fund’s project in which people, businesses, and governments all over the world turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change.  Earth Hour is a symbolic event designed to engage people from all walks of life in the climate change discussion in order to send a strong message to our political leaders that we want them to take meaningful action on climate change.

How do you participate in Earth Hour? It’s easy:  All you have to do is turn off your non-essential lighting (or turn everything off, if you want to) on Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30 p.m. local time.  That’s it!  Just like New Year’s Eve, Earth Hour will travel from time zone to time zone for 24 hours, starting in New Zealand.

Europe on a typical night. That's a lot of lights. (Yahoo Images)

Europe on a typical night. That’s a lot of lights. (Yahoo Images)

The inaugural Earth Hour was held in Sydney Australia in 2007. 2.2 million Sydneysiders and 2,100 businesses participated. Since then, all seven continents, thousands of cities, and iconic landmarks and public figures will join with hundreds of millions across the world to celebrate action for the planet. Even Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was involved in 2012.,

Earth Hour is about the simple changes that will collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby. If you get a chance, visit the Earth Hour website to learn more about Earth Hour, as well as how you can make easy changes every day.

Tell the Eco Women:  Will you participate in Earth Hour?

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