Earth Hour, if you’ve been living under a rock for the last seven years, is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wildlife Fund or WWF. Every last Saturday of March, people around the world turn off all non-essential lights from 8:30 to 9:30pm. The goal is to unite the world in protecting the planet—to not only raise awareness for climate change but to actually make things better. Here are 8 things you can do to join this movement after you turn your lights back on.
8. Sign Up
Be part of the community all year round, and be updated on all activities and the things you can do to help, by signing up with the movement.
7. Go Beyond the Symbolism of Turning the Lights Off
You can actually reduce your everyday electricity consumption. The good thing about this is that seemingly small steps work—switch to LED lights, and maybe don’t turn on the AC every night? If you can afford the upgrade, use appliances (especially heating or cooling ones) that are energy efficient.
6. Rethink Your Transportation Options
5. Go Paperless
4. Get to Know Climate Change Petitions Near You
3. Support Local Communities