Earth hours is a worldwide movement that happens once a year where people are encouraged to turn off their lights for just one hour in the evening to in hopes of helping with the fight against climate change.
The idea was started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has turned into a worldwide event with over 7,000 cities and towns taking part. You might wonder how turning off your lights for just one hour can help the fight against climate change, well it can! If billions of people across the world turn off their lights during Earth hour it can make a huge difference, for example, Christchurch, New Zealand saw a 13% drop in the demand for electricity during this hour.
Earth hour is set to take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 starting at 8:30pm.
Toronto is Hosting some Earth Hour 2017 Walks, they are asking you to bring a lantern and flashlight or even a candle in a mason jar. See the information on a couple of walks below:
Earth Hour 2017 – 10th anniversary Sat Mar 25, 2017, Toronto, ON
Join Green 13 & Heritage York for the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour Date: Sat. March 25, 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. York M6S 2R6 Join Green 13 and Heritage York for the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour. Where: Meet at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas Street, York Ontario M6S 2R6 When: Saturday March 25, 2017 Start Time: 7:45 PM – gather on the front lawn Walk Time: 8-9 PM Speakers: 9 PM inside. Refreshments and entertainment to follow The walk along the Humber River will be lead by Madeleine McDowell. Please bring your own lantern or flashlight. If you do not have a lantern a candle in a mason jar will work. We will have some tea lights for those who need a candle, but please bring a glass jar to put the candle in. See you there!
Earth Hour Walk Sat Mar 25, 2017, Toronto, ON
Our Place Initiative | Centennial Park | Earth Hour Walk Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:30 – 9:30PM Meeting Location: Centennial Park Arena, 156 Centennial Park Rd Walk Leaders: Matthew Siwiec and Johnathan Robertson Please dress for the weather and bring a source of light
These are just a couple of ways to get involved and show you are committed to making a difference. Remember, Turn out your lights on March 25th for just one hour starting at 8:30pm!