Last year, WWF-Australia organized the inaugural Earth Hour. 2.2 millions residents and 2,100 businesses of Sydney turned off their lights for one hour. This collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year. Many major global cities were inspired by the efforts of Sydney and are turning a symbolic event in to a global movement on March 29.
On Saturday, March 29 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm, the organizers of Earth Hour ask that individuals around the world turn off their lights for one hour.
Friends, food-bloggers, and readers, please join me in conserving just a tiny bit of our resources tomorrow night. Turn off your computer, bake an extra loaf or muffin today, and turn off your electricity for just one hour. Light a candle and contemplate just how much of our earth’s resources we use and, often, take for granted.
Please visit earthhour.org for more information. You may also view this video about the first Earth Hour.