This Saturday at 8:30pm, millions of people across the world were switching off lights for one hour – to celebrate their commitment to the planet.

 

Photo by Erik Olsson.

Photo by Erik Olsson.

Earth Hour is a global symbolic marker and an expression of people’s willingness and ability to stand together against climate change. Anyone with access to a light switch has a chance to contribute.

A collective climate effort

The way we live our lives has major impacts on the planet. From extreme changes in climate, floods and drought, to famine, loss of species and deforestation. Earth Hour is about much more than an hour in the dark. It is about understanding that our actions, the energy we use, the goods we buy and the water we drink, have an impact on the planet we live on.

Click on the video below to see a clip. 

Did you remember to switch of the lights?

Summer time

And don’t forget, as of 1 a.m. we are officially on summer time, so turn your clock one hour forward.

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