Let's acknowledge Earth Hour in Hong Kong and go beyond the 60 minutes with these easy tips for being less burden on our planet
There’s never been a better time to be an advocate and gatekeeper of the planet for the next generation. If we all start reducing our consumption of unnecessary goods, make smarter shopping decisions (hello, vintage shops!) and add some vegetarian days into our weeks, we’d see less pollution and a healthier planet. In this way, Earth Hour is an annual event that aims to bring the focus to the wellbeing of our planet by having people power-down for just one hour every year. Get involved.
What is Earth Hour?
Started in Sydney in 2007 by WWF and partners, Earth Hour is a movement to highlight the struggles of the environment by having businesses and households power down for one hour at the same time. The hope is to see legislation change and more discussion by key thought leaders and governments around the important issue of the environment.
How to take part in Earth Hour in Hong Kong
On Saturday, 28 March, 2020 at 8:30pm (in your own timezone), people across the world will be taking part in this international event across 180 countries. It’s super easy to join, just switch off the lights and your TV and break out the candles. The team at Earth Hour have even put together a handy list of 20 things to do at home to keep busy during your 60 minutes free from power.
But besides Earth Hour, you can make a difference the whole year round, and we have some tips on how to do just that.
1. Understand what sustainability really is
More than just a buzzword, we need to make a commitment to sustainability so that future generations can enjoy the planet as we have. It’s about a lifestyle change where we really think about every little part of our day-to-day. With everyone making small changes, we’ll see a big impact on the earth.
2. Reduce your energy consumption
Earth Hour is a great way to show this point, but we should all be thinking about this year round. Sustainability expert Joakim Cimmerbeck has written a great piece for us on how to reduce energy consumption in your daily life, and we suggest you give it a read and see if you’re doing everything you can.
3. Eliminate single-use plastic for your life
What may have seemed impossible just a short few years ago has become the new norm. There’s just no need to be using single-use plastics in your day-to-day life, but if you still see them creeping in, then check out our story on living a plastic-free life here.
4. Save water
No. We’re not saying you should drink less; keep hydrated, please. Actually, it’s more about thinking about things like your diet, and your shopping habits (especially around fashion.) Luckily, we’ve got an informative and interesting story on how to help save water, so that you can learn more about making the best choices for the planet in Earth Hour and beyond.