This year, Earth Hour, one of the largest environmental movements in the world, is happening on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 8:30 p.m. your local time. Did you know that the first Earth Hour took place in Australia on March 31, 2007? This Saturday will mark the 13th year that people in more than 180 countries and territories will come together to conserve energy by turning off their lights for an hour.
Earth Hour is about much more than just conserving energy. It’s a way to get people talking about the Earth and how to care for it. Although turning off your lights for one hour may not seem like a lot, it is one hour where the world unites to show that there is a global concern about climate change and the environment.
It can be hard to imagine what our world looks like when the sun goes down and the lights turn on, but Google Earth has a way for you to explore the Earth at night, so you can see the impact of our energy use around the world. This tool can help you understand how powerful turning off all of the lights can be by observing how just much of the world is lit up at night. This Google Voyager program will walk you through five different locations and provide you with information about each one. Please note the information provided is only available in English.
The great thing is that we don’t have to conserve energy for only one hour a year! You can use this hour to motivate yourself to do this at home at any time of the year. Use Earth Hour to inspire yourself to turn off your lights, use less power and conserve energy.
Make sure to set a reminder to turn off your lights on March 28th at 8:30 p.m. your local time!