How to Participate in Earth Hour
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Earth Hour is held annually on the last Saturday of March. It started in 2007, in Sydney and it has since spread across the world. The aim of this project, organized through the World Wide Fund of Nature, would be to achieve greater energy efficiency by encouraging households and businesses to show off nonessential lights and electrical appliances to have an hour. It is hoped through this to continuously raise awareness among all communities about the impact of energy use on climate change and how our very own Vibram Five Fingers Australia Brisbane
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8:309:30pm (20:3021:30) inside your local time zone. In order for everyone to see everyone else who's participating, and to see entire parts of your local landscape go dark, go the entire way and turn off the lights. Look for solar or kinetic powered lights and charge them in advance. Many people use candles, but some avoid them because they release more co2 into the atmosphere than bulbs.
At the very least, turn off all unnecessary lights inside your household. This means making sure to show off the lights when you leave a room, turn off a lamp if you do not need it, or turning off an unneeded overhead light. Leaving on unused lighting consumes energy needlessly, and makes your utility bill even higher!Make Earth Hour fun! Earth Hour doesn't have to be something boring, make it special! Consider switching off every light, leaving your home in the dark and playing hide and seek with your friends or your kids. Put your imagination to it and you'll determine that there are lots of fun things you can do in the dark, including:
Take a nap! Atone for some rest that overattention to electronics has stolen of your stuff lately.
Write a poem or short story by what you're experiencing.
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Take photos of what the region around you looks like if you're good with night photography. If lots of houses turned off their lights in your town, this could look really amazing. If they haven't done so, there's a story for the reason that for you your documenting too!
Write a blog post for uploading when you go back online. Talk about what you're doing to celebrate Earth Hour, why you think it is important to make this symbolic gesture and also the sorts of things you intend on doing to live a more energysustainable lifestyle.
Go out. Get out of your house and go and join other people who are marking Earth Hour through getting together. Look for local community and native government events in the paper or online, in addition to meetups of individuals and groups thinking about sustainable living issues.
There are lots of resources available online on celebrating Earth Hour, in addition to information on how to run your own Earth Hour event.
Take Earth Hour many steps further. Do that an hour each night. Change your lifestyle by saving unneeded energy.
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If you want to turn off all the lights, use solar or kinetically charged torches instead. Candles contribute much more co2 to the atmosphere than the usual lightbulb.
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