Earth Hour , one of the world’s largest home grown grassroots environmental movement is almost upon us, uniting people to take action on climate change and protect the planet.
On Saturday, 27 March 2021, 8:30pm local time, millions around the world will switch off their lights for one hour in the symbolic event to support climate change action, with one in three Australians expected to take part.
This Earth Hour, WWF-Australia is encouraging individuals to support Australia’s switch to a renewables-based economy by making the #SwitchForNature.
Australia has some of the best renewable energy resources in the world, endless sunshine, huge land areas and powerful winds. These combined with Australia’s world-class expertise and strong trade relationships means we can set the standards for the rest of the world and become a renewable energy powerhouse.
4 reasons to sign up for Earth Hour if you’ve never done it before: Step up for the planet, support the switch to renewables, be a part of a huge global movement, take an excuse for a night in.
There’s plenty of ways Australian’s can take action to support the planet this hour, check out these Top 5 Tips:
- Sign up and switch off the lights: First call of order, stand in solidarity to protect the planet we call home by signing up online and then flicking those lights.
- Consider switching your home to ‘green power’: an option that has become readily available to homes across Australia. Take the hour to do a little research on how this might just be a great fit for your home and eco-anxiety woes.
- Reduce your power with new habits: it’s the small steps that add up. Take this time to enforce habits across the household such as switching off lights when leaving the room, unplugging devices when not in use, hanging out washing over the dryer, and any other helpful hints you can think of.
- Opt for a sustainable super: one of the easiest ways to put your money where your mouth is, is to simply swap over your super to one that is investing renewable and sustainable energies. There are lots of great options available and it won’t even scratch the surface of the hour!
- Switch to planet-friendly transportation: Bicycles. Electric scooters. Public transport. Electric cars. Walking. There are so many ways we can reduce our impact on the environment by choosing to reduce our reliance on cars and fossil fuels. Transport like walking or cycling is good for your health too!
For more tips head to WWF https://www.earthhour.org.au/news-blogs/10-easy-ways-you-can-switchfornature
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is WWF’s flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action for over a decade. Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to also bring the pressing issue of nature loss to the fore. The aim is to create an unstoppable movement for nature, as it did when the world came together to
tackle climate change. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to drive change.
Who is WWF?
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Visit https://www.wwf.org.au/ for the latest news. Whether making the switch to a solar power system, switching to an electric vehicle, or simply switching off for Earth Hour, Australians can help protect the planet we call home by signing up and switching off for nature on Saturday, 27 March 2021, 8:30pm local time. For more information and to sign up head to www.earthhour.org.au .
Go to https://events.earthhour.org.au/calendarto find out what is happening in your local area. In Perth, Little Creatures in Fremantle are joining in this Earth Hour 2021 and switching off to support the future of our planet. Read more