Earth Hour - How to Make a Difference
Friday, February 16, 2018
Posted by: Megan Pluviose
Help the Boston Chapter, the Community and the Globe Go Green!
EARTH HOUR 2018
Every year, millions of people around the world join the Earth Hour movement and switch off their lights for one hour to show support for protecting our planet and stopping climate change. This year, Earth Hour is at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 24.
Show your commitment to the planet this Earth Hour. On March 24, join the world in an historic lights-out display by turning off all non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. your local time and recommit to the fight against climate change. Together, we can tackle climate change and create a future where people and nature thrive.
LIGHTS OUT BOSTON
In partnership with the City of Boston and leading building owners and managers, Mass Audubon is working to turn off Boston’s architectural and window lighting at night, saving energy, money, and the lives of migratory birds that can become fatally disoriented by artificial lights.
Participating buildings commit to dimming or turning off all window lighting and external lighting (including architectural and atrium lighting) from 11 p.m. to 5 am. during bird migration periods (March 1 to June 1 and again from August 15 to October 31).
Participating in Earth Hour and Lights Out Boston is easy, fun and absolutely free. To get more information visit https://www.earthhour.org/, where you can sign up to switch off, or https://www.massaudubon.org/our-conservation-work/advocacy/protecting-land-wildlife/protecting-wildlife/lights-out-boston.
Close to 48 years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.
Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, and clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on.
To learn more about Earth Day visit https://www.earthday.org/earthday/.