Earth Hour has been raising attention to the unfolding climate crisis since 2007, helping millions on their journey to understand the reality and urgency of the climate crisis we face. Now more than ever as we collectively unite to fight COVID19 – as we grieve, and feel the weight of the sadness this pandemic is creating – we are witnesses as well to the power of what we CAN do collectively when facing the urgency of a global crisis.
In 2019, Earth Hour was celebrated in over 180 countries. This year Earth Hour recognizes the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature. Natural systems are vital for all our futures, and yet the rate of global loss of nature during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history. Nature not only provides us food, water, clean air, and other services worth over US$125 trillion a year – it is also one of our strongest allies against climate change. Protecting nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis.
Today, as the human society “shuts down” production and travel across the globe, beyond the grief and tragedies we and those we love are facing, one of the amazing things we are witnessing is how quickly nature can heal herself, if we give her a chance. the aim of Earth Hour is to spark global conversations on protecting nature not only to combat the climate crisis, but to ensure our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival. Join your family, virtually or in person with those one who you are self isolating with, and have this conversation.
8:30pm Saturday, March 28th, be part of a collective conversation uniting the planet.
We know our Climate Mamas and Papas embrace “Earth Hour” each hour of every day. As with Earth Day, on April 22nd, Earth Hour provides a platform to remind so many others to join us in our life long journey to protect and preserve our species.
Also, on behalf of your family, empower the kids in your life to add their voices for the planet. Join Climate Mamas and Papas the world over, as we let our world leaders know that we care about nature and demand urgent political action to protect our planet. 2020 is a turning point. Let’s ensure we follow through and demand our leaders act for us. While it is hard to imagine now, scientists tell us we will reach a point where the immediacy of the COVID19 pandemic will end. We will find ways to begin to heal. There is much we will learn and we can and we will find collective way to let our planet heal too. Learn more about Earth Hour at the Earth Hour website.