The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)'s Earth Hour takes place this year on Saturday 29 March. But what exactly is Earth Hour and what should you be doing about it? Here are the answers to all your questions.
A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative, Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 when 2.2 million households turned off their lights for one hour to make a stand against climate change.
This year WWF South Africa’s call to action asks: How do you honour the Earth? We need to think about the choices we make around our food, water and energy use – and understand our wider impact on the environment. Each of us has the power of choice, so share your promise to honour the Earth. There’s lots of background info on the site that will prompt you to think about the choices you make so that we can leave a legacy of flourishing ecosystems, healthy rivers and a world rich in plant and animal life.
When is Earth Hour?
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 8:30pm when you can switch off your lights to symbolise your commitment to changing the way we think about environmental issues such as energy, food and water.
How can you take part?
Watch the WWF video and then visit www.wwf.org.za to make your promise to the Earth. Use your power to choose.
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