In 2007, citizens and businesses in Sydney, Australia turned their lights off for one hour in support of energy conservation and awareness as a small part in the fight for global climate change. Over the next three years, this simple act would become an event of worldwide fame and importance with over 128 countries and territories participating. Earth Hour, which has become a flagship event in the green movement, is a call to each and every one of us as global citizens to do our part by shutting off our lights for just 60 minutes as a show of support for this shared cause.
Taking place tomorrow, March 26th, at 8:30 pm local time, Earth Hour is expected to see a larger participation rate than ever before. Through the incredibly simple but effective act of going dark for a short while, we expect to see the message of change being embraced across the world. Globally recognized monuments like the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and even the Las Vegas Strip will be switching off non-essential lighting in a show of support. Of course, you can count on everyone here at The Refinishing Touch to participate as well!
Further to the message of Earth Hour, the program ‘Beyond the Hour’ has been developed to provide inspiration for others to commit to long term changes that not only better the environment, but our everyday lives. The message here is clear. The green movement isn’t just about the environment anymore, but the world we leave behind for generations to come. We’ve taken action to get involved on the Beyond the Hour site. Check it out here: http://www.beyondthehour.org/#/Act/83820/
Will you be observing Earth Hour this weekend? Leave us a comment and let us know! We hope you join us this Saturday as we ‘go dark’ to support positive global change.