Every year AthenStyle takes part in Earth Hour as part of our green initiatives aimed at conserving energy and protecting the environment. This Saturday, the 29th of March, we will be once again taking part in Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. The event is held worldwide, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.
Earth Hour 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during participants’ local time.
Earth Hour was first held Greece in 2009 with more than 500 municipalities and towns switching off! The Greek capital of Athens, and the cities of Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos, Herakleion, Ioannina and Alexandroupoli took part. Even more landmarks and iconic buildings than ever showed their support in 2011, from the Parthenon at the Acropolis, The Greek Parliament Building, the White Tower, the bridge of Rio-Atnirio. WWF Greece is responsible for coordinating Earth Hour in Greece.
With each passing year, Earth Hour is becoming more than just an hour, more than just an action: it is becoming a movement.
This year, for Earth Hour, we ask you to amplify the hour and think about how you can make your life more sustainable after Earth Hour. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to start is to make the switch to energy efficient lighting, and taking charge of your own environmental imprint on our planet.
For just one hour at 8.30pm – turn it all off and have a warm feeling that the simple act of flicking a switch will make an enormous difference to our Earth.
No phone, no lights or no internet for a whole hour? Are you horrored thinking what you are going to do?
Here are 5 funny things you can do during this Earth Hour:
1. Dine by candlelight with family/friends/etc…
2. Sit outside and do some star gazing. When is the last time you looked at the stars?
3. Go for a night time walk.
4. Use torches to pull some really funny faces.
5. Read a book.