Earth Hour 2018
Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm marks Earth Hour 2018. For those of you who don’t know, Earth Hour allows you to do your bit for the environment by turning off all electrical appliances in your home for a single hour.
Earth Hour, came to be back in 2007. The initiative was started to raise awareness around climate change and how it is disrupting our environment. No one could have guessed how successful it would become over the 11 years that would follow. Earth Hour has surged in popularity with millions of households doing their bit for the environment across the globe. Over 178 countries took part last year, including 9 million people in the UK alone. Even prominent landmarks are doing their bit, with Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish Parliament switching off the lights on the 24th
This initiative has also gained support and recognition from local authority councils, including our very own Fife Council, who will be turning off the lights at prominent local buildings like Fife House in order to mark the occasion.
Earth hour has contributed immensely to the work that the WWF does, by providing substantial funds from individual donations and collective fundraising schemes alike. So even if you decide not to take part, you can still do your bit by donating to the WWF as well.
Beyond the hour, you can help by making some lifestyle adjustments. We don’t mean lots of huge changes, but by just making some small ones here and there. For instance you can drink your daily cuppa from a reusable cup, or even set your washing machine at 30 degrees. You can find out more on the WWF website. Every little change will make a huge difference.
This year WWF is partnering with P&G and their brand Ariel, who are pledging to donate £1 for every promise we make to change. So when you commit to making a change on the WWF website, you help the environment and you help WWF, which means everybody benefits because of you.
We hope that as many of you as possible will switch off your lights on the 24th and help take a stand against climate change #Earth Hour 2018 #Connect2Earth|