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Mar 09

International Earth Hour - March 28, 2020

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 2:38 PM by Micah Grau

Written by Brittany Davis, Sustainability Commission

Join people from around the world who are shutting off their lights for one hour as part of a global movement for climate awareness.

In 2007, the World Wildlife Fund and other partners started a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia. Since then, Earth Hour has become one of the largest global grassroots moments aimed at bringing awareness to environmental changes.

Earth Hour is held every year on the last Saturday during March and involves millions of people around the world. Over 180 countries and territories participate in switching off their lights to show support for protecting our planet.

The symbolism behind Earth Hour acts as a catalyst for positive environmental impact and drives legislative changes revolving power and electricity. The small act of limited or no electricity for one hour goes a long way in terms of our environment.

As a sustainable city interested in electricity conservation and becoming a Dark Sky City, Buda wishes to participate in this global movement and asks you, the citizens of Buda, to switch off your lights on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Find out more about Earth Hour, including other ways to take part and a countdown timer, on their website