Shape our Future: Staying Informed
No action is too small.
Earth Hour began as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature and its supporters to promote awareness of climate change. It has since grown into one of the world’s most important environmental events, held every year on the final Saturday of March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. It has become a catalyst for good ecological influence, influencing important legislative changes through mobilizing people’s power and collective action to safeguard the world.
There are several worthwhile activities to participate in during Earth Hour.
- Reconnect with nature
Nature is not only important for our health and pleasure, but it also provides us with clean air, water, and food. So spend the Hour outside with friends and family (we assure you you’ll get a good night’s rest!).
- Cook up a meal with your family or friends
It’s not just for Valentine’s Day that candle-lit meals are popular. Cook some eco-friendly foods while dining in the dark during Earth Hour.
- Spend time with your loved ones.
Light a candle to create a relaxing ambiance. Make a spectacular journey of the imagination out of your favorite bedtime story.
Although it may be a little dark outside, this could be an excellent opportunity to go for a midnight stroll around the neighborhood. Check out which prominent structures have gone dark, and try to imagine your favorite spot without it.
- Up your knowledge
Gestalt psychology is the polar opposite of behaviorism, emphasizing perception and cognition. Gestalt theorists think that our minds perceive objects as parts of larger holes and parts of more sophisticated systems. Gestalt psychology focuses on how people perceive and think about environmental issues rather than a single objective component, which is why Earth Hour is such a good campaign for raising awareness.
In addition, human behavior and man-made changes are at the basis of most current environmental challenges, hence studying human behavioral changes is critical. Understanding human-nature interdependencies and devising measures to improve the link without impeding civilization’s progress is aided by environmental psychology.
- Connect with your community
Participate in an Earth Hour event near you!
Take advantage of this opportunity to commit to lowering your carbon footprint. To preserve paper, resolve to turn off lights when you leave a room, plant more trees, or use electronic gadgets instead of paper. All of these are steps that can help the world heal and will benefit future generations.
- Get active
You might also bring your bike and peddle for an hour. This is a great method to get some exercise and may persuade you to leave the car at home and ride your bike to work.
We can all be part of the problem, but we can also be part of the solution. Being well-informed is the first step in taking action. EGP is a part of the #ShapeOurFuture campaign and encourages everyone to take part in.