Essay by Eric Worrall
I usually post something snarky about how we should all keep our lights on, but this year’s Earth Hour was such a non-event that I really didn’t realize it happened.
Earth Hour: Saving one light switch at a time
By Eric Ralls
Did you know that every year millions of people around the world join forces to save energy and protect our planet? Earth Hour is a special event that helps raise awareness about climate change and encourage people to take action. In this article, we’ll explore what Earth Hour is, why it’s important, and how you can get involved!
What is Earth Hour?
The Earth Hour is an annual event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement. The basic idea behind Earth Hour is that people turn off their lights and electronic devices for an hour. This usually happens on the last Saturday in March from 20:30 to 21:30 local time. This year the date is Saturday March 25th.
Why is the Earth Hour important?
Read more: https://www.earth.com/news/earth-hour-saving-our-planet-one-light-switch-at-a-time/
So why was this year’s Earth Hour such a non-event?
My theory is energy shortage.
Switching off the light is no longer a luxury for many people this year, but a necessity. Every night is Earth Hour, especially for many people in the UK and Europe who are struggling with energy bills they can’t afford.
This year’s “Earth Hour” was less an affirmation of a green believer’s love for the planet and more an unwelcome reminder of the grim personal circumstances so many are enduring right now.