Will you be switching off for Earth Hour?

We take many things for granted these days from running water to electricity. Each year the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) runs a campaign called Earth Hour which takes place on Saturday 29th March this year from 8:30pm - 9:30pm. The campaign encourages us to turn of the lights for just an hour to support the environment.

As well as individuals switching off there is also many organised Earth Hour events where large cities around the world go into darkness to show their support for the cause. If you would like to find out if there is one near you simply visit the website earthhour.org for more details.

As a first this year the organisation has also set up a crowd-funding platform called Earth Hour Blue which lets you pledge your support for one of the many excellent conservation projects. These range from saving forests in Madagascar to protecting the panda’s in china.

Earth Hour has got me reflecting on my use of technology and the amount of electricity that I consume in a day. So this year I will be making a conscious effort to do a bit more and will be switching off not just the lights but all technology including my laptop, smartphone and television. I will likely take this time to either read a book by candlelight or good old fashioned socialising with family.

Will you be turning off the lights for Earth Hour this year or doing anything else in regards to the World Wildlife Fund’s campaign? As usual we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great weekend.