1Thing: Turn off the power on March 27 for Earth Hour 2021


This bright idea won’t take up any power.

Earth Hour is a great opportunity to take some time — an hour to be exact — to switch off the electricity and reflect on ways to help drive positive change for the environment.

This year’s Earth Hour falls on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30pm (whatever your local time).

Participate in the impactful, global celebration by turning off your power from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on that date.

The event started in 2007 as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia, organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other partners, the website explains.

Since then, the event has grown to engage people adamant about helping the planet in countries all over the world. It occurs on every last Saturday in March.

“Earth Hour goes far beyond the symbolic action of switching off - it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action,” the site reads.

“Today, Earth Hour aims to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature not only to combat the climate crisis, but to ensure our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival,” it continues.

The simple gesture is an attempt to bring in people from all walks of life for the common cause of raising awareness of steps that can be taken to save the planet.

“Earth Hour is open-source and we welcome everyone, anyone, to take part and help amplify our mission to unite people to protect our planet,” a description of the program’s history says.

It addition to the no-power hour, the official sites lists a number of ways you can take part this year. This includes a first-ever “Virtual Spotlight” so you can make others aware on social media, as well as tips for organizing events in your area, and even 20 activities to celebrate in the comfort of your own home.

For more ideas on how you can save the planet, visit 1Thing.

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