Families in West Wales and around the World are tonight being asked to Switch off Their World for the World! Here we explain all about Earth Hour and exactly how your Family can Take Part
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is the world’s biggest switch off event and is a way for people everywhere to show support for putting the world on the path to recovery.
Every year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights at organise events, at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet.
Last year over 10 million people across the UK took part and sent a clear message that we’re fighting for our world.
The world’s biggest landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Carnaby Street, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle all switch off lights as a symbolic show of support and you can switch off too.
Why should I take part?
Our planet is in crisis and we are the first generation to know we are destroying the world, and we could be the last that can do anything about it.
Daily we’re destroying forests, choking the oceans with plastic, destroying wildlife population sizes and causing devastating changes to our climate.
One of the biggest problems is we think we have time, but reality is nature needs life support right now.
Some Sad Facts about our World:
- One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change.
- There could be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050.
- We lose an area of forest the size of a football pitch every two seconds.
Nature is our life-support system, it’s the air we breathe, the water we drink and food we eat, so we honestly can’t live without.
The biggest factor in wildlife extinction is food, for example just in the UK the food we eat here is linked to the extinction of an estimated 33 species at home and abroad
How Can Switching You Lights Off in Earth Hour Actually Help?
Its overwhelming when you think of the threats to the world and its hard to think how just one person can make a difference, but during Earth Hour your one person joining millions, coming together to create a strong voice that can change things for the better.
Facts show that those combined voices has already helped to:
- Influence climate policy in Russia, Argentina, Ecuador and Wales.
- Successfully push for planet-friendly laws, such as a ban on plastic in the Galapagos Islands.
- Inspire the world's first Earth Hour protected forest in Uganda.
The added Bonus is that 90% of people who take part in Earth Hour say it inspires them to do more to protect the planet.
This is why Earth Hour is so vital, as it gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery.
2019 Earth Hour will be held on Saturday 30th March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm
You can Visit the WWF Website Here and Make a pledge that you will take part in Earth Hour this year and for every Pledge they get Ariel will give £1 to Protect our Planet so its well worth you doing.
What Else can I Do to Help?
If you feel you want to do more there is Plenty you can do. For example, you can become a member of WWF, you can adopt an animal such as a Fluffy Polar Bear, you can Fundraise for WWF, Calculate your own environmental footprint and work out how to reduce it and there are loads of Earth Hour Goodies you can buy at the WWF Shop online
Join the global movement this Earth Hour – switch off your lights and be part of the change.