Earth Hour is a yearly symbolic lights out event to help bring awareness to environmental issues. It’s a great event but this year make a commitment to go beyond Earth Hour.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney as a symbolic lights out event and is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. This year Earth Hour is on March 30th at 8:30 p.m.
It’s a great way to spend one hour connecting to the planet and showing your support for ending climate change.
This year go beyond Earth Hour and think about your actions all year. Every step counts and none are too small. Commit to trying one new eco-friendly habit and work from there.
Going Beyond Earth Hour
Here are a few ideas for things to start doing after Earth Hour to make the rest of this year more eco-friendly.
- Get a reusable water bottle to use in place of bottled water.
- Use reusable bags when you go grocery shopping.
- Pick up litter around your favorite park or neighborhood.
- Start a compost bin.
- Learn more about recycling in your area, to be sure you are recycling everything you can.
(Additional Resource- 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle)
- Remember to unplug electronics when not using them.
- Drive less, walk or ride your bike more.
- Start using public transit when you can.
- Eat more locally grown foods.
- Check out your local farmer’s market.
- Ditch the plastic straws.
- If you have a baby, consider switching to cloth diapers.
- Plan to make your spring break and summer travel plans more eco-friendly.
- Use greener lawn care practices.
- Reduce your meat intake by trying Meatless Monday.
- Start a garden.
These are just a few things you can do after Earth Hour to continue your commitment to making the planet a better place and ending climate change.
And join Earth Hour March 30th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. (local time) by turning off lights and all non-essential electronics. And before you turn off the lights let people know you are taking part with the hashtag #Connect2Earth
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