Earth Hour

The last Saturday of March is coming up, which means that people from across the globe will be turning off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour.

The reason? Earth Hour.

Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. In 2007, the first ever Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia, with about 2.2 million households and businesses participating. In 2007, that number rose to approximately 36 million people from 35 countries. This year, people from over 80 countries and 20,000 businesses are expected to make the same, bold statement. Will you be one of them?