This Saturday, March 25th between 8:30pm and 9:30 pm, is Earth Hour. Now in its tenth year, Earth Hour was started by the Worldwide Wildlife Foundation in 2007 to encourage people around the globe to turn off non-essential lights to signify a commitment to supporting the environment.
The original event started with a lights off event in Sydney but since then has grown to encompass events in over 7000 towns and cities across the entire world and in 2016 Earth Hour included events across 178 countries, including having 400 of the world’s most famous landmark’s illuminations (like the Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge) turned off! 2016 also saw seven countries also made a commitment to work towards improving climate policy outcomes.
Earth Hour encourages us to think about how we can lessen our impact on the world’s natural resources and join the global community in sharing ideas and support. There’s lots of tips on reducing, reusing and recycling available on the Earth Hour website as well as banners and posters. We think that the event is an excellent opportunity to remind your pupils about the importance of caring for the environment and understanding their own place in the global community as well as a chance for some fun.
You can follow the action via the Earth Hour website, Facebook, Twitter and social media pages. We’ll see you very soon for more sticker news.