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Earth Hour – Turn off the lights for one hour

Earth Hour 2024 - Why everyone should switch off the lights for an hour

What is Earth Hour, when does it happen, and why should you participate? If you're looking for answers to these questions, you've come to the right place! Once a year, people all over the world switch off the lights for an hour to raise awareness for environmental and climate protection.

In this article, I would like to give you a brief overview of the most important facts about Earth Hour - from its significance, the idea and this year's date, to tips for taking part. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Meaning
  2. Motifs
  3. Date
  4. Participate
  5. Frequently asked questions
  6. Closing words

Meaning: What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is the largest global climate and environmental protection campaign. In the process all participating people switch off their private and public lighting for one hour. Above all, to send a signal for more decisive climate protection measures and the Energy Saving to set.

Sie wurde im Jahr 2007 von der Natur- und Umweltschutzorganisation WWF Australia gestartet. Ziel war es, die CO2-Emissionen der Stadt Sydney drastisch zu reduzieren. In kürzester Zeit hatte sich die One-hour peaceful protest action dann zu einem globalen Ereignis für den Schutz unseres Planeten entwickelt.

Advantages: What are the benefits of switching off the light for an hour?

Earth Hour - Lights out for climate protection!

Was soll es schon bringen, wenn man für eine Stunde an einem einzigen Tag im Jahr das Licht zu Hause, an berühmten Wahrzeichen oder in öffentlichen Gebäuden ausschaltet?

It is a nice side effect that during Earth Hour at least some energy saved and the Light pollution counteracted will.

But primarily, of course, the campaign has a symbolic character. Whoever participates in the "Earth Hour" makes it clear that she or he, in addition to his or her own, sustainable lifestyleThe company also expects greater commitment to environmental and climate protection from politics and business so that future generations can also live on our planet.

For example Reinforced measures for climate-friendly mobility, the establishment of a mechanism to pay out climate money to all citizens, the transformation of the building sector and the faster expansion of renewable energies.

Good to know: There is no classic pros and cons overview for Earth Hour. Quite simply because the peaceful protest action has no disadvantages for participants or anyone else. Quite the opposite.

Datum: Wann findet die Earth Hour 2024 statt?

Der Termin für die weltweite Protestaktion ist immer im März des jeweiligen Jahres. Unter dem Motto „Gemeinsam für mehr Klimaschutz“ findet die Earth Hour 2024 am 23. März 2024 um 20.30 Uhr mitteleuropäischer Zeit takes place. From 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., as many private and public lights as possible are switched off.

Participation: How can you participate in Earth Hour?

Why turn off lights for the environment?

All of us can take part in Earth Hour! If you too are calling for greater ambition and more effective climate protection measures from politics and business, then you should first of all register here at WWF as a participantso that your personal protest action is counted.

In addition to your registration, you can of course participate in the light-off action. Simply switch off the lights in your home at the time of Earth Hour. And For example, share a picture of a burning candle on social media. So erzeugst du Aufmerksamkeit für deine Teilnahme an der Earth Hour.

Here are still Further ideas for activities during Earth Hour:

Do you have any other tips and ideas for taking part in Earth Day? Then I look forward to your suggestions in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about Earth Hour

How long does Earth Hour last?

During Earth Hour exactly for one hour the private and public lighting is switched off.

How much electricity is saved during Earth Hour?

According to estimates, around 2.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity could be saved in Germany if all German households took part. However, the annual one-hour protest action is rather symbolic nature and is intended above all to call on politicians and industry to take action.

How can you participate in Earth Hour?

Anyone can come to the respective date für eine Stunde die Lichter ausschalten und für Dunkelheit sorgento take part. Furthermore, there are no limits to your creativity to attract attention to the peaceful protest action for climate and environmental protection.

Earth Hour 2024 – Einfach mitmachen und ein Zeichen setzen!

By taking part in Earth Hour, you are helping to ensure that the Expansion of renewable energy sources and the phase-out of fossil fuels more consistently and faster takes place. Set an example for our planet and against the climate changeby switching off the light for one hour at the specified time.

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."

Francis Bacon (more at Dunkelheit Zitate)

Finally, I would like to give you a few further blog articles to heart, that your Making everyday life more climate-friendly can:

I really hope that this post has helped you understand the importance of Earth Hour. Do you have any questions or further suggestions and tips? Then I look forward to your comments!

Stay climate-friendly,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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