Earth Hour (29 March)

16 Mar


In two weeks it’s Earth Hour again. What does that mean? Earth Hour is the world’s largest collective environmental action involving, by individuals, communities, businesses and governments across the world. Participation is simple – as many people and organizations as possible turn off their non-essential lights at the appointed time for one hour. This collective action sends a powerful message: everyone wants a sustainable future.

The spirit behind Earth Hour is about much more than switching off your lights for just one hour – it’s about all of us making small changes to the way we live, so that societies around the world can begin to operate sustainably.

We only have one Earth, but currently Hong Kong people are consuming 2.6 Earth’s resources. This year, WWF asks you one question: what can we give up today to make tomorrow better?

Whether it’s giving up buying new clothes, having unsustainable seafood in your meal, using too much paper, or a long, hot shower which consumes a lot of water and energy ¬– there is always something unnecessary which we can give up to save resources and reduce our ecological footprint.

The WWF website has a ton of ideas of what you can do to take part in Earth Hour, as well as ready-made resources from posters to videos to help you get started.

Earth_Hour_LogoSo – what will you give up today?

Date: Saturday, 29 March 2014

Time: 8:30-9:30pm

Location: Everywhere; in your home, at work, out and about…

Cost: Nothing

About WWF-Hong Kong:
WWF is a leading global conservation organisation, with a global network active in more than 100 countries.

WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF was founded in 1961 with headquarters based in Switzerland. Operating for nearly fifty years, WWF has forged unprecedented global partnerships with governments, other NGOs and the private sector, and has inspired individuals to take action and make a difference.

WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through Conservation, Footprint and Education programmes.

Volunteering: Volunteering for WWF is a great way to get personally involved in local conservation and for experience working in environmental protection. WWF welcomes volunteers at a range of levels, from office assistance to fundraising and even field work at sites such as Mai Po in Hong Kong. Visit their website for more information, to fill out an online form, download their volunteer form or email WWF-Hong Kong.

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