It is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund of Nature and is observed every year in the month of March. Earth Hour encourages households and businesses to turn off their lights for 1 hour in an effort to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change, conservation and on improving our environment.
The severe weather patterns seen in recent years are being attributed to climate change. Something needs to be done to slow down climate change. This is necessary earth to be inhabitable by future generations. The WWF (The World Wide Fund of Nature) helps run projects to raise awareness about conservation, the environment and climate change so that we all can make a difference. Earth hour is a worldwide effort to bring focus to these issues.
Earth Hour first took place in 2007, in Sydney, Australia and had over 2.2 million people participate in it, by turning off their lights.
Following Sydney's lead, many other cities around the world adopted Earth Hour. Today, more than 150 countries across the world participate.
Thanks to efforts like these, there is growing awareness to conserve and protect our environment.
People can participate in Earth Hour and other efforts beyond that to save the planet. They can collaborate on projects with the WWF or Earth Hour in addition to making lifestyle changes to conserve and save the environment.
collaborate - work jointly on activity or project
conservation - to protect animals, fungi, plants and their habitats
habitat - natural home
inhabitable - suitable to live in