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Earth Hour 2023: Give an Hour for Earth by spending 60 minutes doing something – anything – positive for our planet

The “Earth Hour” encourages people to switch off all lights for an hour, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time

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The event called ‘Earth Hour’ urges people to switch off all lights and electronic devices in their homes and workplaces for an hour to promote awareness about climate change issues and energy preservation.

This annual global event takes place on the last Saturday of March, and this year, on March 25 at 8:30 pm local time, millions of supporters from over 190 countries and territories are anticipated to participate.

The objective is to create awareness and encourage individuals to be mindful of their energy consumption and its impact on the environment.

The global event ‘Earth Hour’ aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote energy conservation.

During this annual event, millions of people from over 190 countries and territories participate by turning off all lights and electrical appliances at their homes and offices for an hour, known as the ‘lights off’ moment.

This symbolic act unites people worldwide in support of the planet and highlights the urgency for action to protect the environment.

The event encourages individuals to engage in various activities such as spending quality time with family, cooking meals, reconnecting with nature, and getting creative with art during this hour.

Governments and corporations also join in by turning off unnecessary lights in their buildings, monuments, and landmarks to increase awareness about the impact of energy consumption on our planet.

The idea of Earth Hour was first introduced in 2007 when the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Sydney and its partners launched a symbolic lights-out event in Australia to raise awareness about climate change.

The first event was held on March 31, 2007, at 7:30 pm local time in Sydney, and people were encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour.

The following year, the event gained worldwide recognition and was celebrated on March 29, 2008, with millions of individuals from all over the globe participating.

Since then, Earth Hour has grown in popularity, and it is now observed annually on the last Saturday of March.

Earth Hour has expanded enormously over the years, attracting supporters from countries worldwide who unite in taking action for the planet and its inhabitants.

As it marks its 17th year, Earth Hour has developed from a basic “lights-out” occasion into a dynamic force for promoting constructive environmental change.

The event has become a vehicle for prompting significant legislative adjustments through the collective power of individuals and their efforts.

The Earth Hour website states that the event’s objective is to motivate people, communities, and organizations around the world to take purposeful action in safeguarding the environment and creating a sustainable future for everyone.


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