It’s almost time for Earth Hour! On Saturday 27th of March between 20:30 and 21:30 Central European Time we turn off the lights for one hour. For what? For nature!
Millions of people in more than 180 countries join this event. It is a way to put the vulnerable nature in the spotlight. This worldwide signal is important to find a solution for climate change and to work together to protect nature. On the website of Earth Hour they mention this about their mission:
In 2007, we encouraged people around the world to switch off their lights to call attention to climate change. More than a decade later, the climate crisis remains, made worse by another urgent threat: the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature.
Natural systems are vital for all our futures – and yet, the rate of global loss of nature during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history. Nature not only provides us food, water, clean air, and other services worth over US$125 trillion a year – it is also one of our strongest allies against climate change. Protecting nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis.
Today, Earth Hour aims to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature not only to combat the climate crisis, but to ensure our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival.
This year it’s different because of COVID-19, so there are no physical events. But online there are events. Check the website of WWF of your country if they do something special. In The Netherlands they have a livestream ‘Earth hour live’. Join us to help nature and make the world a better place!