Earth Hour 2020: Switch Off & Join the Movement
24 March 2020
Spreading the Word About Climate Change
Global warming is undoubtedly happening. And the environmental impact is becoming ever-more devastating.
This Summer, Australia experienced unprecedented bush fires. Over 12 million hectares of land burnt, causing over 1.25 billion animals to perish. The land was devastated.
Weather patterns are becoming more extreme, with overwhelming droughts and severe flooding impacting farmers.
With the recent surge in media coverage on climate change, Australians are becoming more environmentally-conscious and making cognisant decisions to help reduce their carbon footprint and spread awareness.
WWF-Australia’s Earth Hour
Millions of people across the globe are calling for stronger and immediate climate action and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia’s Earth Hour is one such movement.
At 5:30pm WA-time (8:30pm AEDT) on Saturday 28th March, millions of participants will switch off their lights and unite, making a stand for nature.
It is the ‘hour of no power.’
Each Earth Hour sign-up sends a letter to 25 key politicians, urging them to drive change and protect our planet today.
If you would like to join the movement for stronger climate action, you can sign-up here.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Earth Hour will be celebrated a little differently this year. Participants will #SWITCHOFF their lights and unite online from the comfort of their own homes.
Live music and other attractions will be live-streamed in what promises to be the world’s biggest online house party!
Those who sign up will also have access to assets they can download and share on social media, to spread the word. If you feel so inclined, you can also make a donation.
Solar Lights for Children in Papua New Guinea
Children living in remote communities across Papua New Guinea do not have electricity in their homes or schools, which limits their opportunity to learn.
WWF-Australia’s Earth Hour is therefore partnering with SolarBuddy to provide solar lights to these children, enabling them to study without natural sunlight.
This renewable energy donation will not only help to boost education, but will also help to improve health, economic and environmental outcomes in these communities.
The Earth Hour Solar Light Challenge aims to teach Australian students about the impact of limited energy, the science of renewable energy and how solar lights can make a positive change – in a fun, engaging environment.
Participants will receive a free educational pack and will write a letter to their ‘buddy’ in Papua New Guinea which is sent together with a solar light.
Join the Movement for Stronger Action on Climate Change
As passionate advocates for positive change against global warming, Instant Waste Management will be participating in Earth Hour.
So, sign-up and #SWITCHOFF!