Here is a call to action worth considering.
Earth Hour is a global call to protect the planet and to stand up against climate change.
Having started in Australia in 2007, the event has since grown in leaps and bounds. South Africans began observing the hour from 2009, ahead of climate change talks in Copenhagen.
Last year, on March 19, Earth Hour South Africa says 178 countries and territories participated in the event and more than 400 landmarks were switched off as well.
Every year, Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday of March. People around the globe take a collective stand for an hour of the day – it is an hour where people share their concerns, hopes and dreams for the planet.
This year, play your part on Saturday, March 25. Switch off your lights between 8.30 and 9.30pm and talk climate change with your family and friends.
Earth Hour South Africa encourages us to say yes to renewable energy in South Africa. It’s something worth taking seriously – and every voice counts. If you’re serious about saving our planet visit Earth Hour South Africa and sign the petition.
Have beach picnic this Earth Hour
Here’s a novel way to mark Earth Hour this year. Pack a picnic basket, blankets and torches and head down to Willard Beach in Ballito for a Beach Picnic. This Saturday, reflect on your impact on the planet as you enjoy the cool breeze off the Indian Ocean.
The picnic takes place from 5-10pm at Ballito Willard Beach. No swimming will be permitted, but it still promises to be a great evening on the beach.
For more information visit the Beach Picnic Facebook page.