Earth Hour - Together For The Climate

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On Saturday we turn off the light for an hour. It is a clear signal to all those who decide in the world and for many has become a special and solemn moment. There is a lot we can do both before, during and after Earth Hour which is held on the last Saturday in March every year. 

Signal that you care - Turn off the light too

Earth Hour is a demonstration of solidarity to send those in power a clear signal to act - for the climate and our planet. Turning off lights is a symbolic act and the gesture is meant to show how many people around the world care about our environment. In 2021, almost one billion people from 186 countries participated. By participating for one hour, we show our support for the planet and increase awareness of natural losses and climate change.

Remember that Earth Hour is more than just an hour for the earth - it is a movement for our own future.

Do you have an hour? Take a full day!

Why not make the whole day a cozy, fun and memorable day? Enjoy nature and explore nearby parks, beaches or forest areas. Take a dip in the icy sea, clean the garden in the spring or open the grill! Ahead of the evening and Earth Hour, it's time to put it out. Candlelit dinners are not just for Valentine's Day!

Spend Saturday cleaning the garden, balcony or patio in the spring! As soon as winter releases its grip, it's time to make room for new shoots and spring plants. Plant daffodils, pansies or pearl hyacinths, an Easter or spring pot to put outside the front door! Give the balcony and patio a spin with the broom and dust off the patio furniture; spruce it up with pillows and rugs to warm up with for the coffee break. On the chopped? Clean windows and air all carpets. Here we list our best tips to make the big spring cleaning a fun indoor activity!

When it's time to move on to the heat, do not turn on all the lights as usual. Turn off! It is an important symbolic act and the most obvious way to celebrate Earth Hour. By switching off at home, you, your neighborhood, your city, region and your country send a signal to our decision-makers. On the satellite images we can see that many people care during this hour every year!

Plastic pollutants in the sea

Earth Hour - a solemn moment

How often do you hang out with your loved ones without cell phones, the noise from the TV or the music at the highest volume? Why not inaugurate the grill and enjoy the first barbecue of the year or make a campfire under a starry sky? Invite friends over for a greener dinner in the dark. Bring out the candlesticks and light candles - from an environmental point of view, beeswax candles are preferable, otherwise candles are better than paraffin. Talk to each other, swing your furry or play games.

Do you spend Earth Hour in your own company? Take a bath or light a fire and read that book you have been waiting a long time to read. Take an evening walk and see how the city goes out. Most municipalities usually arrange some activity in connection with Earth Hour, so go out on the streets and squares. Bring a thermos and enjoy the fresh air.

Participating in Earth Hour is not about getting involved one hour on one day a year - it's about getting involved every day to take care of each other and the home we all share. Strive to shape a brighter future daily: 

  • Create sustainable eating habits and choose more seasonal, vegetarian and locally grown food. 
  • Look for sustainable certifications. Buy cleaning products with natural, non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients and support sustainable brands and companies.
  • Travel more sustainably by riding together, taking public transport, cycling or walking. As a car owner, you can choose good tires and avoid washing the car on the street. Do you need to fly? Take a direct flight!
  • Exclude plastic by saying a resounding no to plastic bags and disposable packaging. Bring your own reusable container when you buy take away and say no to plastic cutlery or straws.
  • Of all the water on earth, 2,5% is potable - it is this limited supply that agriculture, industry and all eight billion of us depend on. Do not shower longer than necessary and turn off the tap.
  • Turn off lights and turn off electronics when not in use. Only use the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer when you have a full machine. 
  • Although nature gives us a healthy escape, we must not forget that it is home to countless species of plants and animals. Therefore leave no trace - take all rubbish with you. 
  • Visit WWF for more tips, information and inspiration!

Lyrics: Josefine Andreasson

Earth Hour - Together For The Climate

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