Saturday 6 June, 2020

Its lights out at 8:30 pm for annual #EarthHour

Set your alarm clocks to go dark at 8:30 pm your local time.

Set your alarm clocks to go dark at 8:30 pm your local time.

Since the recent Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, many memes and messages have flooded the interwebs.

Several of which are from the point-of-view of environmentalists that, in a nutshell, think the earth is in rebellion mode.

Some memes have the phrases “Mother Nature is furious” or “the Earth is crying”, one post even had a photo of the earth with a closed sign, truly reflecting the current state of affair.

Some may find this humorous, others are still uncertain what to make of it, but many green thumb-ers and environmentalists are in full support.

WATCH this inspiring #EarthHour twomi from the official Earth Hour webpage.

Started by the World Wildlife Fund and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories.

It has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.

Earth Hour activations around the world...

South Africa is launching a digital Power to the People campaign for a renewed focus on clean and reliable sources of energy.

Singapore will be going fully digital for the first time ever – Earth Hour 2020 – Live & Unplugged Earth Hour Qatar is partnering with AYCM Qatar, Global Shapers Doha Hub and online platform AmpUp Videos that will allow people to record videos with Earth Hour filters and upload them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nepal will see youth from all over the country come together digitally for Earth Hour to raise their #VoiceForThePlanet and share their thoughts, art and photography on the need to protect and appreciate nature.

Australia is going unplugged and online via an #EarthHourLive stream with music acts, comedians and experts, in addition, Gold Coast – Reef Check Australia and Yogaventures are holding Switch off to Switch Off: Lights off in a Candlelight Yoga Nidra relaxation session to mark Earth Hour.

Turkey will be hosting a digital campaign where they will prepare a declaration calling for action for nature.

Here’s how you can join the movement and help place the spotlight on nature.

Join the Earth Hour activities on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 pm your local time to help place the spotlight on nature – the world is watching.

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