Earth Hour 2019 on the Gold Coast
Earth has been around since 2007 and it all started in Australia in Sydney. Now every year hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7,000 cities in over 190 countries take part in this amazing global conservation movement.
People do a wide range of things around the hour to show they care about our planet’s future. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm – a symbolic show of solidarity.
Why do we get involved in Earth Hour? For our future, for our children, for our wildlife and to combat climate change.
Today, our planet – and its climate – is changing at an unprecedented rate. Every year, climate change is making its presence known with an intensity that we’ve never seen before.
While the weather can change from day to day, from rain to snow to sunshine, the climate is the long-term picture of conditions.
There are many ways climate change can affect Australia’s species, including:
- Direct impacts: temperature changes, rainfall, cyclones, drought
- Increased threats: more bushfires
Which we have all seen all of the above in Australia and locally on the Gold Coast of late with delayed storm season and unusual weather patterns.
Are you representing a business, school, community or council? You can register for Earth Hour and also have the opportunity to pledge your commitment to protect the planet for future generations by adding your logo to our pledge wall https://www.earthhour.org.au/
Join AMP’D Electrical & Solar on the Gold Coast in switching off your lights on Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 8:30pm local time and be part of the largest global environmental movement.