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Earth Hour 2019
March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Join #EarthHour on Saturday, 30 March, 8:30 p.m. local time, and be a part of our movement to make nature matter!
Nature not only provides us with all the things we need to live – from the air we breathe to the water we drink, and from the shelter we need to the economy we rely on – but also makes our lives better. However, its growing loss puts this all under threat.
For the past 10 years, people around the world have come together every Earth Hour to support efforts to tackle climate change. And, together, we have created a powerful movement that helped deliver strong global commitments to tackling this threat. Climate change remains a big challenge for us all. But another urgent threat now demands our attention: the loss of nature. These two combined threats mean we must act – and now.
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take action for our shared home?? From our forests to our oceans, we have achieved many amazing things for our climate and its biodiversity – showing us that together, anything is possible 🙂
Create or join an Earth Hour event near you to help spread awareness and inspire action on climate change. Visit the Earth Hour 2019 Facebook event and share.
You can also take actions on your own at home.
Ideas for Home
- Check out a kill-a-watt meter from your local library to learn how much energy your devices use.
- Compare your electric bills from March 2018 and March 2017
- Play a game by flashlight or candlelight
- Find 3 things you can unplug that you don’t use (alarm clock in the guest room, spare radio in the garage etc)
Ideas for Classroom
- If you’re in a DuPage County school and are going to be on spring break do your part to change climate change before you leave school for vacation. Go around your classroom and unplug all your electronics including pencil sharpeners, CD player/radio, speakers, spare cell phone charger, computer.
- Close your blinds to reduce heat loss – the less you have to heat an empty classroom, the better!