EARTH HOUR

Help save the environment from your own home!

WHAT IS EARTH HOUR?

Earth Hour is the most symbolic and helpful event in the world. Created out of a hope that we could get people to take action on climate change. Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for one hour as a show of concern for the environment.

WHY IS EARTH HOUR IMPORTANT?

Even though Earth Hour has been happening for a few years, many people are still unaware of this environmental campaign and may not understand why it is so important. Each year, millions of people all over the world take part in Earth Hour by doing something that will help combat global warming. It can be as simple as shutting off lights for an hour or as major as launching petitions and other campaigns to help save the environment. No matter why people are getting involved, Earth Hour is a very important event that has already made some major changes in the world.

Today all of the lights turned on will create enough polution, in just one hour, to widen the hole in our atmosphere which is and ever growing problem. Earth hour may seem insignifigant but it can make a massive difference to our environment and it is really easy to do!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

You can participate in Earth Hour, it's at 8.30pm on the 23rd of March. Turn off all of your electric lights and use candles instead. Earth Hour is great fun and you are helping to save the environment! Visit the website to get involved. http://www.earthhour.org/

BY LAUREN QUINN 6I