Planet First support Earth Hour

Aug 11, 2016 | News

By <a href="" target="_self">George Catchpole</a>

By George Catchpole

Marketing Manager

Make time for Earth Hour this Saturday

There is a huge call to action on climate change in 2015. With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) being held in Paris at the end of the year, the effects of climate change hitting closer to home and risk increasing for businesses that continue to ignore it, climate change is firmly on the agends.

Saturday 28th March is WWF’s annual Earth Hour, drawing attention to the need for action on climate change. It is a worldwide call to turn off the lights for just one hour. In the UK it takes place between 8.30 and 9.30pm.

Planet First are calling all businesses certified to The Planet Mark to participate in Earth Hour. Show your commitment to reducing your carbon impact, let us know what you are doing and we will promote it as well.

‘’Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement by WWF to unite people to take action for the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage hundreds of millions of supporters, individuals and organisations alike, in more than 7000 cities and towns in over 162 countries and territories worldwide’’ Earth Hour

We are delighted that the main focus this year is on climate change.

Planet First have asked their landlords at Club Workspace to take part in Earth Hour, who in turn have asked all of their members to help them achieve this one hour lights out on the Saturday night. Find out more here >

There are several ways you can get involved:

  • As a business, do you usually leave lights on in your building 24 hours a day? Are there any lights left on a Saturday night? Make sure that these are turned off for Earth Hour.
  • As an individual you could simply turn all the lights off in your house for Earth Hour, this will save money, energy and carbon! Or you could hold an event on the evening or turn off all the lights and learn more about climate change by watching a documentary on climate change.
  • Make a pledge or partner with Earth Hour.
  • Use your voice. Promote Earth Hour, tell everyone you are taking part, and ask others to participate as well. Earth Hour provide web banners, logos etc on their website for you to use.

The global hashtag on Twitter is #YourPower

The global tagline for Earth Hour 2015 is ‘Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change at’. There are many ways you can get involved – check out the Earth Hour website to see which opportunity you would like to take.