Earth Hour: Saturday 25th March 8:30pm-9.30pm. Join the movement at www.earthhour.org/
Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks will set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017.
Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to shine a light on climate action. As the planet continues to witness climate records being broken and the need for greater ambition and commitment accelerates, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment is mobilizing individuals, communities and organizations globally to do their part to help change climate change.
Starting in 2007 as a single-city event, Earth Hour is now celebrated across all continents. In the past decade, as global climate efforts gained momentum, Earth Hour has helped bridge the gap between the grassroots and the corridors of power, taking climate action from conference rooms to living rooms. It has empowered millions to support and participate in critical climate and conservation projects led by WWF and many others, helping drive climate policy, awareness and action.
“We started Earth Hour in 2007 to show leaders that climate change was an issue people cared about. For that symbolic moment to turn into the global movement it is today, is really humbling and speaks volumes about the powerful role of people in issues that affect their lives,” said Siddarth Das, Executive Director, Earth Hour Global. “Every flick of a switch or click online is a reminder that people see themselves as an integral part of climate action and it is this kind of collective determination we need to tackle the most pressing environmental challenge our planet has ever faced.”
Earth Hour Sri Lanka is calling on all Sri Lankan’s to take a stand against climate change and to preserve the natural resources of our beautiful country. Through traditional and social media, the campaign aims to shine a light on the positive actions Sri Lankan’s can take both as individuals and as communities to change climate change and help protect our country’s incredible natural resources.
When asked about what actions individuals can do to be part of this global campaign, the local Earth Hour Country Manager and Coordinator, Abdul Qadir Uvais had this to say;
Earth Hour Sri Lanka is asking the government, businesses, organizations & individuals to:
• Switch off non-essential lights (corporate signage) on Saturday 25th March 2017 from 8.30 pm- 9.30 pm
• Join the movement by signing up and donating the social feed at https://www.earthhour.org/
• Spreadawareness about climate change issues & solutions! Please visit www.earthhour.org for more information!
• Go beyond the symbolic gesture of switching off non-essential lights for Earth Hour and drive climate action throughout the year, leading an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
“Depending on where you may be, climate change has different faces or impacts but the reality remains the same: the time to change climate change is now,” added Das. “Our actions today will define tomorrow - WWF’s Earth Hour shows us that together we can create the sustainable future we desire, and our children deserve.”
“Growing up, we have all had dreams about our future, and the children of today are no different. But their dreams for tomorrow depend on our actions today. Therefore we urge you to join us to #ChangeClimateChange and help shape the Future of our Children and our Beautiful Country – Sri Lanka,” added Abdul Qadir Uvais.
Earth Hour 2017 will take place on Saturday 25 March at 8:30 p.m. local time.Log on to www.earthhour.org to know more and read additional stories and individuals using the Earth Hour movement to shine a light on climate action. This is our time to change climate change.