Do you know what is the time of the Planet? Who is the promoter? Or since when is it celebrated? Here I tell you a little bit of your story and I give you a few good reasons to support the time of the planet. For those of us who like to travel and especially like nature trips, the initiative called “Earth Hour” cannot go unnoticed. That’s why this travel and nature blog had to deal with it.
Today, Earth Hour is a symbolic act and a global event that is driven by the WWF, World Wide Fund for Nature. Below I tell you something of its history and below I explain what it consists of and I contribute a few reflections or reasons to add you
History of Earth Hour
Earth Hour was celebrated for the first time in Sydney (Australia) in the year 2007. It was an initiative of the WWN and an advertising agency. More than two million people who followed the proposal to turn off the lights for an hour joined the initiative. It is estimated that the energy saving in the city during that time was between 2 and 10%.
The following year, 2008, the initiative was followed by some 400 cities in 35 countries around the world and the number of followers, cities and countries has continued to increase every year.
With the passage of time, the celebration has stabilized and always takes place on the last Saturday of March, turning off the lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Each country does so at that time so that the celebration lasts all day and as our planet spins, countries are added.
Also, with the passage of time, many celebrities have declared their public support for Earth Hour, among them are characters like Yoko Ono, Spiderman or myself !!!, but why join, what is it or what do we win??
What is the time of the planet?
As on that first occasion in Sydney, joining the time of the Planet is to turn off the lights of your house, not watch TV and generally do not consume electricity between 20:30 and 21:30 on the last Saturday of March. You sign up?
But the time of the planet is much more:
- It is an initiative for everyone: for individuals, companies and all types of institutions. Many town halls turn off the lighting of public monuments, etc.
- It is a great party. Yes, a party of worldwide reach, since in many places events are organized that start hours before 8:30 p.m.
Reasons to sign up for Earth Hour
Although there are still many people who argue whether or not we are experiencing climate change, they can even agree to support Earth Hour for many good reasons.
These are some reasons to sign up for Earth Hour, but I’m sure you can think of many more, if you want, write them down in comments.
There they go:
- You think that global warming and climate change are a reality and human activity is the main trigger.
- You think that a large number of species are in danger of extinction and human activity is one of the most important causes
- You think that we consume more energy than we really need and that we waste a lot of that energy
- You think that the consumption of plastics is excessive and that their remains enter nature to stay, joining the animal and human food chain
- You think that the atmospheric contamination produced by the burning of fossil fuels is poisoning the air in cities and outside them, contributing to the proliferation of diseases (respiratory, cancers, etc.)
- You think it is important to reflect on the effect of human activity on the planet and that the one-hour gesture made in unison by millions of people can also make those who make decisions, politicians, big businessmen, and so on reflect.
- You think that your own attitude, although it has a small effect, is important if it is added to many other millions of small gestures
- You think it is a luxury to enjoy a planet like this and it is a crime to deteriorate it and deny it to our descendants
- You think that the Earth Hour challenge is a simple gesture in favor of an important initiative