How to Celebrate Earth Hour From Home

It’s coming to a small screen near you on March 27!

Mar 23, 2021
How to Celebrate Earth Hour From Home | It’s coming to a small screen near you on March 27!

While most people have heard about Earth Day, you may not know much about Earth Hour. Celebrated in 2021 on March 27, it’s your chance to speak up for nature and show support for the planet.

Earth Hour was started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as a largely symbolic lights-off event in Sydney, Australia and is now one of the largest grassroots’ environmental movements in the world. It is celebrated on the last Saturday of March every year by millions of people in over 190 countries around the world who turn off their lights to support planet Earth.

Over the past 14 years, this lights-off event has seen major landmarks, and city skylines go dark along with large groups of people participating in public events. This year, with the world still in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, besides turning off your lights, you can join a global virtual event at 8:30 pm your local time on social media pages.

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Join for the entire one-hour event or tune in for a short time, from the safety and comfort of your home. You can put the spotlight on the planet and the issues of nature loss and climate crisis. And you can share this message on your Facebook wall, by retweeting it, or tagging your friends.

The goal is simple, make the Earth Hour video the most watched video in the world! To attend, make sure you are following one of the organization’s social media pages, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

It is especially important to participate this year: “2021 is a crucial year for humanity. As the world tries to turn the tide and recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild itself, we need to put nature at the center of our recovery efforts to future proof our economies and societies. Earth Hour is a critical moment for individuals, leaders, and environmentalists to unite and call for urgent action to reverse nature loss and secure a nature-positive world by 2030,”  said Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International in an  Earth Hour blog.

In the past decades, Earth Hour has been the inspiration for global initiatives for the protection and conservation of nature, climate change advocacy, and caring for the environment, according to the blog. This in turn has led to action and policy changes in many countries including the planting of 20,000 mangrove seedlings in Uganda, a 3.5 million hectare protected marine area in Argentina, environmental legislation in Russia, and more. It takes a global village to care for the planet.

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BONNIE RIVA RAS, EDITOR & WRITER
Bonnie Riva Ras has dedicated her life to promoting social justice. She loves to write about empowering women, helping children, educational innovations, and advocating for the environment & sustainability.