Earth Hour Tomorrow in Africa #Connect2Earth

  • The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment grows another year older and will continue to unite millions of people around the world who take part in this annual celebration.
  • Earth Hour 2019 with its campaign ‘#Connect2Earth’ aims to build mass awareness on why nature is important and create an unstoppable movement for nature similar to when the world came together to tackle climate change.
  • Earth Hour encourages everyone to switch off their lights for one hour and takes place tomorrow 30th March 2019 at 8:30PM, wherever you are in Africa.

Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 180 countries and territories worldwide.

Earth hour is about climate change and the loss of our natural environment (animals, trees, fish and land). These two threats are our biggest challenge and Earth Hour serves to remind us of just how big the problem is.

Over the weekend, the world will witness 24 of the most inspiring hours for the environment, as people around the world come together for Earth Hour. From Singapore to Santiago and Nairobi to New York, millions will unite, switch off their lights and speak up on why nature matters to them.

Nature underpins our life. At its simplest, nature provides things people often take for granted – the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, all ultimately rely on nature. But others are less obvious – nature is the bedrock of our economies and livelihoods. When we ask ourselves the question ‘What If we didn’t have nature?’, the answers are quite horrifying for each and every one of us.

Earth Hour highlights:

  • The movement helped create a 3.5 million hectare marine-protected area in Argentina.
  • 2,700-hectare Earth Hour forest in Uganda.
  • Ban all plastics in the Galapagos in 2014.
  • Plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan.
  • Light up homes with solar power in India and the Philippines.
  • Push new legislation for the protection of seas and forests in Russia.
  • French Polynesia moved to protect 5 million square kilometres of its seas to preserve ocean ecosystems.

Earth Hour is happening  tomorrow 30th March 2019 at 8:30PM, wherever you are in Africa. Read more

Author: GBA News Desk

Source: Earth Hour

 

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