March 29, 2014: Just one hour. That’s all. From 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time on Saturday, a global effort of awareness will unite people around the world that believe our planet is worth saving.
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Earth Hour is a simple idea that turned into a global phenomenon, with hundreds of millions of people coming together to display a commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – our planet.
We only have one planet. You can help protect it. Earth Hour starts with a simple flick of the lights at 8:30 pm on March 29, 2014 in a collective display of commitment to create a better future for the planet. But Earth Hour is more than just this hour. Uniting behind a common purpose demonstrates that we can make a meaningful difference. Earth Hour is our chance to make our commitment to protecting our planet not just for one hour a year, but every day.
Be part of the world’s biggest and most engaging grassroots movement. To date, hundreds of thousands of businesses, governments and organizations have stepped forward to lead and commit to Earth Hour. Engage and inspire your employees, customers, suppliers, clients, industry and communities during Earth Hour and even beyond the hour.
Earth Hour’s mission is three-fold. To bring people together through a symbolic hour-long event. To galvanize people into taking action beyond the hour. And to create an interconnected global community sharing the mutual goal of creating a sustainable future for the planet.
Earth Hour has swept the globe, drawing together hundreds of millions of people in 152 countries and territories spanning every continent.
Andy Ridley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Hour, the global environmental movement initiated in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a campaign for action on climate change. It has grown to become the world’s largest mass participation event in history. From 1 to over 7,000 cities. From 1 country to 7 continents. From 2 million to hundreds of millions of people.
Earth Hour has been supported by hundreds of media organizations worldwide including international outlets such as TIME Magazine, CNN, the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel to help spread Earth Hour’s message of hope and action for a better, healthier world to a global audience.
Earth Hour has also been lauded for its ingenuity, vision and reach, receiving MTV’s Good Karma Award, The Gold Banksia Award (Australia’s premier environmental honour) and the Cannes Titanium Lion, amongst a host of international accolades.
(Editors Note: The information in this article comes directly from the website of Earth Hour.)
Occupy World Writes supports Earth Hour and the ongoing mission to which it is committed. We believe that visionaries like Andy Ridley are people just like you and I, with a deep passion and driven determination to make a difference. They offer a challenge by refusing to acquiesce to the notion that there is nothing any one individual can do to change the course of the world.
What challenge can you offer?