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Going Dark for Earth Hour: A Simple Way to Make a Big Impact at Home

Going Dark for Earth Hour: A Simple Way to Make a Big Impact at Home

Maelyn Lagman

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The Earth is our home, and we should all take care of it.

Earth Hour is an annual global event that takes place on the last Saturday in March, where individuals and communities around the world turn off their lights for one hour as a symbolic gesture to show their commitment to protecting the planet. It was started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007, and has grown to become a powerful movement, with millions of people in over 190 countries participating.

The goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness about climate change and to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses to take action to reduce their carbon footprint. It is a simple yet powerful way to remind ourselves that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet.

It’s happening Saturday, 25th March between 8.30pm-9.30pm. So, what can you do to join in on Earth Hour this weekend? Here are some ideas:

1. Turn off the lights

The most straightforward way to participate in Earth Hour is to turn off all non-essential lights in your home for one hour. This can include overhead lights, lamps, and even outdoor lighting. By doing so, you can save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

Going Dark for Earth Hour: A Simple Way to Make a Big Impact at Home

2. Unplug electronics

Electronic devices such as TVs, computers, and game consoles continue to consume energy even when they are not in use. Therefore, unplugging them during Earth Hour can help reduce your energy consumption even further.

3. Light candles

While it may seem counterintuitive to light candles during Earth Hour, they can create a cozy and intimate atmosphere without using electricity. Be sure to choose candles made from sustainable materials such as beeswax or soy, and avoid those made from paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum.

4. Host a candlelight dinner

Take advantage of the candlelight and have a romantic or cozy dinner with your family or friends. Use the opportunity to have meaningful conversations about climate change and what you can do to make a difference.

5. Go outside

Earth Hour is a great opportunity to reconnect with nature. Take a walk outside, go for a bike ride, or simply sit in your backyard and enjoy the stars. This can be a great way to appreciate the beauty of the natural world and remind yourself why it’s important to protect it.

6. Join a virtual event

Many organizations, including the WWF, host virtual events during Earth Hour. These events may include live music, educational talks, and other activities to help you engage with the movement and learn more about the impact of climate change.

7. Spread the word

The more people who participate in Earth Hour, the greater the impact will be. Spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues and encourage them to join in. Use social media to share your Earth Hour experience and inspire others to take action.

While Earth Hour is just one hour of the year, it can have a significant impact. In addition to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, it serves as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting the planet.

It can also inspire individuals and communities to take action beyond the one hour, whether that means reducing their energy consumption, supporting sustainable businesses, or advocating for policy changes to address climate change.

Earth Hour is a powerful movement that brings together individuals, communities, and businesses around the world to take action to protect the planet. By turning off the lights for one hour, we can send a message to the world that we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment.

There are many ways to participate in Earth Hour, from turning off the lights to hosting a candlelight dinner, going outside, joining a virtual event, or spreading the word to others. So, why not join the millions of people around the world who are taking part in this global movement?

Turn off your lights for one hour on March 25th, and together, let’s make a difference.

Ohmyhome Cares

As we embark on our property journeys and turn houses into homes, we want to remind everyone that our first home is the Earth. We need to commit to treating her like we would our own living rooms. Let’s all conserve energy, eliminate pollution, and reduce littering and waste.

It is only when we all work together, we can pass it on to the future generations. The Earth, like our homes, are the legacy we will all leave to our children.

Happy Earth Hour!

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