Earth Hour is a movement that is for the betterment of the environment and society. The event is organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities and organizations to turn off electricity for one hour.
As we will observe Earth Hour, here are a few FAQs about the observance. From ‘who invented Earth Hour?’ to ‘does Earth Hour make a difference?’ we have answered some of the most asked questions about the observance.
What does Earth Hour mean?
Earth Hour is an annual observance during which people are encouraged to switch off all non-essential electrical appliances for one hour between 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. It encourages people to fight against climate change at a personal level and be committed to the betterment of the planet. By reducing our electricity consumption, we do our part in lessening the stress of our planet.
What do you do for Earth Hour?
One is expected to switch off their non-essential electrical appliances for one hour from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. You can also use the time to educate people about the importance of observing Earth Hour, especially children who are new to the practice.
Who invented Earth Hour?
The idea was initiated by Earth Hour Co-Found Andy Ridley which eventually led to a partnership between WWF-Australia, Leo Burnett and Fairfax Media to address the issue of climate change.
How can we keep our Earth clean?
There are innumerable ways in which you can keep the Earth clean. Being a conscious buyer to making changes in your daily life will ensure you contribute to a green planet. Some of the simple steps towards it include carrying a bag to the grocery store, using reusable water bottles, cups and avoiding one-time-use plastic. Ensuring your waste does not go into the right place and creating compost at home.