Earth Hour: Coming to a planet near you

By Abby Wiseman [Environmental Bureau Chief]

It’s nearing the end of March and we all know what that means: Earth hour!

The one day a year where those who are globally-minded, environmentally conscious and enthusiastic about candles turn out their lights for one full hour.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has quickly grown to become a global event backed by such environmental activists as Al Gore.

If you’re on the fence as to why you should participate in Earth Hour, here are some good reasons.

1. You’ll be making a personal statement to those in power that you won’t stand for climate change.

2. You’ll be involved in something bigger than yourself.

3. It’s an excuse to tell ghost stories like you’re a kid again….don’t act like you don’t want to.

4. You don’t have to leave the house to do it.

5. Lights out, candles…..
need I say more?

So write it down! Earth Hour 8:30-9:30pm on Saturday, March 27.

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