On Saturday, March 29th, celebrate Earth Hour by turning off your lights at 8:30pm local time!
This celebration started in Australia in 2007, and has grown to a world-wide grassroots movement to help educate people on building sustainable communities. They hope that turning off your lights for one hour will lead to a more sustainable world! Turning off lights for 1 hour saves electricity, but if it helps people realize that lights don’t need to be on all the time, this saves even more energy.
Last year, people were encouraged to add their voice to a wall of stories. This year is no different. Participants are encouraged to create their own event and support sustainability efforts around the world.
This year, monuments around the country are turning off non-essential lights in celebration. Current buildings/monuments include the Space Needle (Seattle), the Gateway Arch (St. Louis) and the Empire State Building (NYC).
For more information, check out this video. And this weekend, make sure to light your candles instead!