March 25th 2023 Earth Hour 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Today at Whatley we will observe Earth Hour and encourage our guests to join us in switching off for one hour, even if it is just turning off mobile phones, every action we take helps too make a difference.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EARTH HOUR
It all started back in 2007, born out of frustration about inaction to tackle climate change and protect nature, to replace people’s despair with hope and positivity at a global level. On 31 March 2007, more than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses in Sydney, Australia switched off their lights for one hour, which marked the beginning of the Earth Hour movement. And that one particular hour has gone global, with more than 190 countries participating in switch-off events and activities, to show their support for nature and climate.
Today, Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest grassroots environmental movements, which takes place every year with the same aim as back in 2007—to unite the world in supprt of people and the planet. However, its impact has gone far beyond just turning off lights for one hour.
- It is one of the world’s biggest environmental movements – for nature and climate, organized by WWF and partners across the world – but led by the Earth Hour community.
- A humble beginning with more than a decade of history – It has been 16 amazing years since Earth Hour began in 2007 as a small grassroots movement in Sydney, Australia.
- It is more about rebuilding connection than just switching off – Earth Hour is the moment when local and global communities unite and switch off their lights to show they care about the future of our planet – our one shared home.
- It is truly a spectacular, global event – Every year, hundreds of millions of people, famous landmarks, local businesses and community groups across the world take part in Earth hour events and activities.
- Desperate times led to creative solutions – In 2020, Earth hour went fully digital for the first time in the UK. As well as switching off lights, many people connected online by joining digital events and live streams during the hour.
- Earth Hour is helping to tackle deforestation – The world’s first ‘Earth Hour Forest’ was launched by WWF Uganda, in East Africa as part of their Earth Hour 2013 campaign to restore 2,700 hectares of degraded land.
Turn off the light, give one hour for the planet.
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