Earth Hour: Get Involved

8 Mar

Do you want to save electricity and perform a good deed for the Earth alongside people, companies and schools in 162 countries across the world? Then why not join Earth Hour 2015! The spirit of Earth Hour is about much more than switching off our lights for one hour. At its heart, Earth Hour is about human beings making meaningful changes to our lifestyles to ensure the sustainability of our living planet.

earth hourIn Hong Kong, 2.8 million people, over 3,900 companies, organizations and buildings, and over 320 primary and secondary schools took part in this spectacular lights-off event in 2014. Our electricity consumption dropped by 4.12 per cent during the hour. We also reduced our carbon emissions by 153 tonnes – equivalent to the emissions made by 2,186 flights between Hong Kong and Taipei. The latest research by WWF and Global Footprint Network reveals that if everybody in the world consumed resources at the same rate as we do in Hong Kong, we would need 3.1 Earths to fulfil our needs. But we only have one planet, and it is now time for us to come back “down to Earth” and start consuming less and consuming wisely. We have to reduce the level of our consumption and keep it within what our one planet can provide.

This year, you can help the Earth by taking part in the worldwide lights-off event on 28 March and sharing your moments with your friends via #earthhourhk online. Companies can connect through #earthhourhk to share their involvement with staff and business partners. Schools are encouraged to create a “school version” of the Earth Hour event during school hours – don’t forget to use #earthhourhk to share your involvement with other teachers, students and parents at your school!

What can we do to save our planet?

Date: 28 March 2015

Time: 8:30-9:30pm

Location: Wherever you are

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.

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