Earth Hour 2019 is scheduled for 30th March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. Information regarding Theme 2019 is given below but first we will understand the basic concept of this beautiful global event. “update : Hong Kong is now once again taking part in earth hour that is too actively”.
Earth Hour was started as a symbolic light out event but now has become one of the biggest open source movement and grass root movements for the protection of the environment.
Earth hour wiki
As per Wikipedia, Earth Hour Day is a global event organized by The World Wild Fund for Nature. It encourages people across the world to turn off the lights for one hour i.e. 8:30-9:30 pm to symbolize the commitment to Mother Earth.
Earth Hour 2018 was observed on March 24 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time. WWF has scheduled Earth Hour 2019 on March 30th (we will update the latest news as soon as it comes). Check this video for proper understanding of the concept #connect2earth.
Earth Hour over the years-
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Earth Hour Facts and Figures
- Earth Hour is a global environmental event started in Sydney Australia by WWF in the year 2007 and went global with time.
- The first earth hour in Sydney accounted for a reduction of 10.2 percent in the consumption of energy across the city.
- It is organized every year in the month of March which is the time of the autumn and spring equinoxes in both the hemispheres. It is because the sunset time in Northern and Southern Hemisphere coincides ensuring the greatest visual impact for this global light out event.
- It is the only event of the year when a maximum number of people around the world participate in a single movement and turn off the lights for an hour.
- Earth Hour 2018 witnesses the record joining of 7000 towns and cities across 188 countries to celebrate the connection of people with the mother earth.
- There is a number of top organizations in the world which supports Earth Hour. Some of these include UNESCO, Girls Scouts of US, International Trade Union Confederation, FIFA, Phillips, UEFA, IKEA, ING Vysya Bank, HSBC, etc.
- Earth Hour is the only movement in the support of earth in which the major landmarks of the world from Eiffel tower to Sydney Opera House and from Golden Gate to Birmingham Palace go dark in support of Earth Hour.
- It should not be confused with Earth day. However, both events are for the conservation and protection Earth but they are different events. Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday of March every year whereas Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April each year.
- Apart from gaining huge support from across the world, Earth Hour also faces criticism from famous personalities like Ross McKitrick (economist), Rick Giles (president of the ACT on Campus institutions), Adam McGibbon (environmentalist), including various institutions and organizations.
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Earth hour advantages/Importance
Is Earth Hour Day important to the environment?
The answer will be yes. Though there are no direct advantages of earth hour to the environment still it is beneficial in many ways.
Let’s have a look at some of the advantages of Earth Hour-
- Earth hour 2019 will be important as it will encourage people to reduce energy consumption to save the planet.
- It will further help to generate a sense of responsibility among people and businesses to work for sustainability and betterment of earth.
- It brings people together- During Earth Hour when there is dark everywhere, many events are organized. These events bring people together and unite them to take positive actions in the support of environment.
- Earth Hour is important as a huge amount of energy will be saved in just one hour around the world.
- It brings awareness to people about sustainability.
- Earth hour 2019 theme is “Reduce, Reuse, Change the Way We Live”. Reduce the use of plastic which causes heavy pollution and cause deaths to many. Reuse recyclable waste like paper to optimum utilization of resources. Change the way we live as adopting these habits on a daily basis to improve overall level of living.
EARTH HOUR 2019 LOGO
Every Year logo used in this event is same and hope this year too the logo will be the same, here is the logo of it, share it or use it as a profile picture-
Future of Earth Hour
The future of Earth hour is bright as this has become one the biggest grassroots movement in favor of environmental protection that has shown tremendous response and growth over the years. It is a global event and anyone can take part in this movement in order to make our planet and future better.
Every year the number of people and countries joining the campaign is increasing which shows that people have a concern about this planet. Earth Hour Day is a small action to protect and support our Earth. It is has a great future as a single action today can change our future.
As a common man, you can join #connect2earth and share stories of how you have taken a step to support the earth. You can also join earth hour organization as a volunteer and help save the climate change overall. Also, share all your #earthhour2019 stories on social media too to encourage overall people.
You can host or do a candle-lit dinner, or can simply just switch off your lights for an hour. There is no limit to your contribution every small action towards the protection of the earth will always count, so if you are thinking to do anything, just do it happily without any second thoughts and after doing that you will feel a real smile on your face.
Every country has its own office and NGO related to it, just search on the internet and you will find one in your area, further contact them to take part thereafter. They will surely guide you and will add you for the betterment of the society.
For better future of Earth, we must support it and take a strong action to fight against environmental and climatically challenges.
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