”Each of us can be a Super Hero for the planet.”
A record 160 countries and territories across some 7000 cities and towns including Nigeria, will be participating in the world’s largest celebration for the planet on March 29, at 8:30PM local time. Earth Hour, organised by WWF, has evolved into the world’s largest environmental grassroots movement connecting hundreds of millions of people across all seven continents. The movement has grown from a single lights out event to the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, and the actual dedicated hour remains a key driver of wider engagement to act on environmental priorities across the world.
Starting in New Zealand, Earth Hour will make its way through 157 countries and territories passing all seven continents including Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, then to North and South America, and even to Antarctica, before ending in Tahiti.
Turning off our lights for an hour won’t stop climate change–not even if we all do it, so the event is about more than 60 minutes in the dark. It’s a aimed at inspiring earth’s humans to pledge to take action for our planet.
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“When the lights go off, let’s remember Earth Hour is far more than an hour. There is a far bigger impact than the one-hour event. We are here to celebrate that we all commit to going ‘beyond the hour’ in living greener lives,” said Dr. Marco Lambertini, WWF International Director General Designate.
#YourPower – Everyone can be a Super Hero for the Planet
This year, participants across the world are asked to share their own Super Hero actions for Earth Hour on Instagram. A global map tracking uploads the hash-tags #EarthHour, #YourPower and #SpiderMan has been launched before Saturday’s event, and can be seen at www.earthhour.org/2014. You can also view the Earth Hour movement’s everyday Super Hero video at http://ehour.me/eh14superheroes.
I will be a creative super hero tomorrow. Want to bet?