Earth Hour returned this month on Saturday March 26 at 8.30pm.
Earth Hour is an annual community-led event that encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour. It’s a symbolic action to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.
It’s a home-grown movement, born in Sydney in 2007. Since then, Earth Hour has rapidly evolved and over 190 countries now take part. There’s also school kits, events and even an Earth Hour Film Festival.
Every year millions of people around the world join in and switch off their lights. But there’s more to Earth Hour than saving electricity or sitting around in the dark. Not only does it show we care about the planet, but it’s also an opportunity for people to band together and protest. It’s a movement to demand stronger action and make the environment the top of the global agenda.
Over the years, more and more businesses are getting involved in Earth Hour. As a B Corp, environmental impact is a big deal for Capire, and we are constantly looking to improve our carbon footprint. Making small changes is great, but it’s not enough. We need to increase our efforts. Capire intends to be part of the solution and we operate our business as sustainably as possible. Over the past few years Capire has:
• Improved our energy efficiency, water efficiency and waste reduction programs.
• Our policies encourage environmentally preferred products and practices.
• We commenced development of an Environmental Management Plan.
The next few years are critical for our planet. The impacts of the climate emergency are being felt across the world more than ever before. From devastating floods, catastrophic bushfires, coral bleaching and rising temperatures.
If you can’t be part of Earth Hour there’s small changes you can make in your everyday life to help the environment
• Switch to solar power
• Ride your bike or walk
• Reuse and recycle
• Buy local
• Reduce your water intake
• Use eco friendly products
So, whether you are an individual, community group or a business, there are a number of ways to get involved and make an impact.