Earth Hour 2018- Lights out, but what next for the planet?
On 24th March 2018 people around the world celebrated Earth Hour. This year marked new success. In an act of unity, over 9 million people and 18,000 landmarks across the globe took a pause for the planet by switching off the lights.
Many of the WWF’s fantastic ambassadors like Ellie Golding took part, and she gave this powerful comment, “I don’t think people realise how much power they have”. She’s right, many people probably aren’t aware of exactly how this helps WWF, and nature as a whole. Earth hour has once again cast a revealing light onto the challenges our planet faces, and how the WWF helps to overcome these challenges, and keep the planet and its natural environment healthy and fervent.
But it’s also about what you can do. Making just a small change to your day-to-day habits can make such a big difference down the line. You can visit the WWF website, to see exactly what you can do for your planet. I have recently ditched one use plastic coffee cups in favour of a nice, funky reusable one, which you can purchase online. I have also started to refuse plastic cutlery, and I have even encouraged my local café to switch to paper straws and buy-in more durable reusable bags. Its these changes, made en-masse that will help our planet. If you are intrigued about what you can do, visit the WWF site to find out more.
Before you go, have a look at some of these fantastic photos taken from around the world to celebrate Earth Hour 2018.|