Earth Hour 2019 Is In Two Days Will You Turn Off Your Lights For One Hour?
I have heard of Earth Hour but never really looked into it until this morning when I saw a post on Facebook. I really like the idea of everyone turning off their lights on March 30, 2019 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, your local time. The sky would be so much darker and you could see so much more. Stargazing is just one of my hobbies. Can you imagine collectively how much money would be saved?
Earth Hour is a grassroots movement that started in 2007 in Australia by the WWF, World Wildlife Fund. There was a recent post about this on the 21st of March that has been shared over 450,000 times. It certainly has become a thing.
The Earth Hour website states … “Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. ”
Every time I sit outside at my house and watch a meteor shower or other celestial events it is dark but you can see the glow of Lewes and the beach towns. It would be amazing to have total darkness one night a year. Especially at the beach.
The Earth Hour website has a lot of information about participating and how to organize your own Earth Hour event. We are going to put together something for next year, beach related of course. I think this is a great way to create environmental awareness, and clear the skies of light pollution. Now if we could just do this during the best meteor showers.