In our modern world today we rely on electricity and fossil fuels for just about everything, from powering our cars to providing us with light, the discovery and harnessing of fossil fuels has allowed humanity to grow and achieve incredible feats.
But too much of anything can be detrimental and with research and studies now showing the harsh consequences of our fossil fuel use on the planet, it is time we begin changing our ways.
Earth Hour is celebrated every year, on the last Saturday of March. This year it is on March 28th. Earth Hour is a global initiative to get everyone to switch their lights off from 8:30pm-9:30pm. Its a fantastic movement and also one of the largest grassroots environmental movements to date, will millions of people joining from over 180 different countries and territories each year.
But Earth Hour got me thinking...
Yes its amazing to get so may people all over the world joining in on a campaign like this, but its only one hour out of the 8760 hours that make up the year, and quite frankly we need to be taking action EVERY day to truly create change.
So since April also hosts Earth Day (April 22nd), I thought why not extend Earth Hour for the whole month of April, in honour of Earth Day?
How it Works
It’s very simple, all you need to do is switch off all your lights for one hour every evening! They say that it takes 30 days to create a new habit, so if we do this for 30 days during the whole month of April, then who knows maybe we'll create a habit and continue switching off our lights every evening, even after the challenge.
I'll be posting an informative blog post each week so that we gain knowledge on different topics surrounding electricity and fossil fuels. We'll be covering things like the impacts electricity has on the planet and the people, as well as chatting about renewable energy and the alternatives to fossil fuels. We'll also have some exciting podcast guests to chat about off grid living and tips for saving electricity.
So what are you waiting for! Sign up for the challenge and join our Facebook group to join in on the conversation and get all the information and updates. The challenge starts on April 1st 2020 and will run till April 30th 2020.
Join me for the month of April for the Lights Out Challenge.
Join our Waste Nothing Garden Route Resource Exchange Facebook group to buy/sell/exchange any items you want/need.
Join our Unlittered group to stay up to date and get involved in action for the planet
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