Earth Hour ~ March 23
Mar 21st, 2013 by Autumn Sunshine
It’s that time again! Now in its seventh year, the global Earth Hour event continues to spread awareness about climate change and encourage communities to take action. On March 23, 2013, thousands of cities across the world will extinguish their non-essential lights. This self-imposed blackout signifies a commitment to the planet, to conserving energy, and most of all, to each other.
As so many skeptics are fond of pointing out, no, turning off all the lights in your house for one hour won’t stop climate change. But the act of turning off the lights is about more than just conserving energy.
“Earth Hour believes that the symbolism of the hour is important in bringing people and communities together across the globe. But our aspiration from the beginning was to go far beyond the hour itself,” write the event’s organizers. Although Earth Hour culiminates in a 60 minute event each March, the organization is in full gear all year long, helping to advance efforts that fight climate change and encourage more responsible behavior around the globe.