Here at Rejuvenation, we’re planning for Earth Hour. (Yep, your heard that right: Earth Hour. Earth Day is in April, and we’ll be celebrating that, too.) For one hour on March 31st, from 8:30 p.m.to 9:30 p.m., this lighting company is turning off our lights to support better environmental stewardship.
Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, as a statement against the biggest contributor to global warming: coal-fired electricity. Since then, the event has grown larger every year. Here’s how the organization describes it:
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.
More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.
We invite you to join us in the dark. Spend the time with family and friends, enjoying the simple pleasures of candlelight and conversation. If you like, tell us how it went and if you have plans to go Beyond the Hour.