Saturday, March 23, 2013

WWF's Earth Hour 2013: Why You Should be Part of It!

Earth Hour is the largest grassroots environmental event in history. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change. In 2012 a total of almost 7000 towns and cities in more than 152 countries got involved. In 2013 Earth Hour takes place on Saturday March 23, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time.

Earth Hour is a global movement that demands large-scale action. Shutting off your lights for Earth Hour is a highly visible symbolic act that is a catalyst for action on the issue of climate change. While turning off your lights for one hour will not put an end to climate change, hundreds of millions of people acting together across the globe can make a difference.

This event is an opportunity to press governments, businesses and citizens around the world to make important ecological progress including moving away from fossil fuels and embracing a future powered by clean renewable energy.

As studies indicate we are ebbing ever closer to irreversible civilization altering tipping points, we need to demand that all facets of society act in a responsible fashion that makes ecological and economic sense. The longer we wait to more it will cost and the less likely we are to succeed.

This is a pivotal year for our planet and all the species that inhabit it. We must act now to shape our future and stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

WWF’s Earth Hour is a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on planetary health, and how we need to protect it. Be part of the largest movement on the planet, be part of Earth Hour.

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