We know that a lot of the worlds attention is focused on Covid-19 and the adjustments that need to be made in our day to day lives.
But as we undergo this transition, we’re in a completely unique situation; now, more than ever before, we have a chance to come together and make changes about how we live.
This situation has shown us how much our actions influence the world around us – including our planet. Our impact on biodiversity and the environment can lead to the development of new viruses and diseases. And changing weather patterns and warmer climates brought about by global warming, increase the spread of pests and diseases, as well as the loss of natural landscapes.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. With the reduction in air travel and CO2 emissions, we are already seeing some amazing things happen. In many countries air pollution is hitting record lows, dramatically improving air quality and turning usually grey skies blue. In Venice, the once polluted canals are now so clear that dolphins are exploring the city!
This shows that we still have the power to make positive changes to help the environment. And that’s exactly what Earth Hour is all about – and we’re taking part!
Earth Hour is one of the largest grassroots movements centred on the environment. It aims to build awareness about the environmental problems and push for legislative changes to protect our planet.
This year, Earth Hour is taking place on March 28th at 8:30pm. The aim is to switch off any non-essential lights for one hour (8:30pm to 9:30pm). It can make a world of difference!
Members of Team EssentialSkillz will also be getting involved by:
1. Joining Earth Hour’s live stream events
2. Signing the petition “Voice for the Planet”
3. Getting involved on social media
4. Watching Greta Thunberg’s speech and sharing it
5. Donating to WWF and supporting their online store
And check out the video to hear Sir David Attenborough talk about our planet and what we can do right now.