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Earth Hour: 5 Tips for Saving You Money and Energy

Earth Hour: 5 Tips for Saving You Money and Energy

Earth Hour (EH) is a worldwide movement that encourages people to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Origin

It began in 2007 as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia.

Since then it has grown to include more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories in a bid to raise awareness of energy consumption and the effect it can have on the environment.

Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour is fast becoming a widely supported movement.

Awareness

Held annually, the event encourages individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour from 20:30 – 21:30 on a specific day in March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

The focus is to reduce energy consumption and light pollution. All of which can have a damaging effect on the environment.

Earth Hour Sydney Harbour Bridge
Earth Hour Sydney Harbour Bridge (Source: Flikr)

5 Tips for Saving Money and Energy Everyday

Energy consumption and light pollution are important topics. Fortunately, they are ones that we can all help with. Small changes from individual people add up and together can make a huge difference towards the environment that we live in.

For instance, did you know that by conserving energy and reducing light pollution you could reduce your energy bills and save yourself money?

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Turn lights off when not in the room
  2. Don’t leave appliances on standby
  3. Unplug appliances, or turn them off at the wall when not in use
  4. Use low-wattage (40w), energy saving light bulbs
  5. Use electronic plug timers

EH 2019 – Connect2Earth

This years 2019 theme is #Connect2Earth.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of nature in our lives and the benefits nature provides. Healthy nature makes our life better, by providing us good food, clean air, fresh water, to so much more, but it is all under the threat of climate change.

So, this Earth Hour, join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up for why nature matters to you. #Connect2Earth

The Earth Hour / Leydon Logo Design

Showing dimmed, or switched off ‘L’s’; the Leydon logo reveals a starry night sky in the background.

“Our connection to Earth and nature is undeniable: our planet’s gain is everyone’s gain.”

– WWF

What can you turn off this Earth Hour? What changes can you implement in your day-to-day life?

Share this article with your friends and together we can make change happen!

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