1000 Flowers for the Planet - #484 Understand Earth Hour
Here’s another great Aussie invention – Earth Hour. Begun in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is celebrated on the last Saturday in March (that’s 28th March 2015 – tomorrow) and was designed to enlighten people about global issues such as how global warming affects food production [https://earthhour.org.au/home/]. By turning your lights off for one hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm, you can show the world that you are thinking about your actions and how they affect the planet. Join people in 7000 cities around the world in a united effort to make a difference. Tell all your friends, host a dinner party and make it an event, go to a formally organised event in your area or just cuddle up at home with your partner and talk in the dark for an hour [or whatever else you may choose to do ;) ]. It’s not about saving electricity for an hour and measuring how many tonnes of carbon emissions we have reduced in that timeframe. It’s about symbolising the fact that we all have the power to make a difference by the action we take, big and small, such as me doing this 1000 Flowers for the Planet art project to bring ideas to everyone on how they can make those differences. It’s not one act, but the combination of many acts put together, that will make a better world.
Have fun when the lights are out tomorrow.