Saturday the 26th at 8:30pm, we switch off our lights for Earth Hour. “But Earth Hour is more than just an hour for Earth – it’s a movement for our own futures, for the benefit of people and planet. And it’s not only a symbol of solidarity – it’s a catalyst for change, harnessing the power of the crowd.”
It’s more important now than ever to be apart of Earth Hour and take the initiative to be apart of changing our world for the better. The last couple of years itself has seen the Great Barrier Reef’s 4th significant bleaching event, raging bush fires and devastating floods. Climate change is impacting our environment and our unique ecosystems.
So how can you be apart of Earth Hour? Here are some suggestions from their website.
- Reconnect with nature – go for a walk, clean up, or simple just sit
- Cook a meal with your family and friends – get creative in the kitchen and see who can cook the best meal in 1 hour
- Spend time with your loved ones – what a perfect time to get the monopoly board back out
- Up your knowledge – use this hour to learn more about our planet and ways we can help it
- Connect and give back to your community – attend an event, or volunteer for things like clean-ups and community gardens
- Get active – go for a night cycle or run
- Discover your artistic side – try painting something with glow-in-the-dark neon paint
Head on over to https://www.earthhour.org.au/ and sign up for Earth Hour. When you sign up, you go in the chance to win a seven-day adventure for two to Northern Queensland!