Get a head start on this year’s Earth Day celebration by pledging to participate in the seventh Earth Hour (http://earthhour.org/) campaign. The purpose of Earth Hour is to draw attention to climate change and unite people to protect the planet and make proactive changes. Participants commit to switching off lights for one hour. The organizer’s “60+” logo represents a pledge to do a positive act for the planet that goes beyond the hour. This year’s Earth Hour will occur on Saturday March 23 between 8:30 and 9:30 PM local time.
In 2012, more than 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries switched off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour encourages participants to take personal responsibility for their impacts on the planet and to make behavior changes to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Turning off the lights is a symbol of your pledge to get involved but it doesn’t have to stop there! Earth Hour organizers also encourage participants to sign up for the “I Will If You Will” challenge to continue to inspire and share the commitment to protect the planet.