Beth Buczynski

Earth Hour 2013 is Tonight! (And Yes, Turning Off the Lights Does Make a Difference)

by , 03/23/13

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Earth Hour is about taking a stand, acknowledging that we are all in the climate change fight together, and showing your commitment to change as part of a global interconnected community. Here are a few ways you too can make a difference.

1. Check out the Earth Hour map to see what kind of events are happening in your area, and around the world. Remember that it’s not too late to plan your own Earth Hour event with friends and family. Check out “9 fun things to do during Earth Hour” for activities you can do when the lights are off!

2. Take on an “I will if you will” challenge listed on the Earth Hour website, or post one of your own! The idea is simple. Someone makes a promise to do something if a certain number of people commit to take an ongoing action for the environment, beyond Earth Hour.

3. Choose one small, planet-friendly change that you can make in the days and weeks ahead. Maybe it’s biking to work one day a week. Maybe it’s starting a small garden or pledging to use less plastic. Living a cleaner, more sustainable life doesn’t have to be hard. Small changes are infectious. Who knows who you’ll inspire to live greener by taking the first step during Earth Hour!

Images via David Biene and Earth Hour Global

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