Climate Change is a phenomenon that we’ve been hearing more about mainly due to that fact that we have only recently started experiencing its severe effects. Some fools have decided that its all rubbish and humans have nothing to do with it. But you know better..I know better, and so, Saturday March 28th for one hour (8:30 to 9:30pm) all lights are going off as a way of raising awareness about climate change.
It’s important people understand the dire consequences of lack of action. We are the last generation that can do something but the window of opportunity is slowing closing and although we may not be able to stop it there are things we can do to slow it down giving us time to adapt and find alternatives.
It shouldn’t have to get to the point where our children and their children have to suffer for our actions. They should have the opportunity to experience life in its full glory as we have been so privileged to do. But politics as usual is the problem, everyone talks a big game but have nothing to show for it. How bad would things have to get for us to take it seriously? Let’s not forget that nature doesn’t need us, in fact she will thrive in our absence.
With that being said, how do you intend on using your power? You can start by joining the movement at http://earthhour.org and making a pledge. It can be anything, from restricting the use of plastic bags, using energy saving bulbs or simply turning the lights off when not in use. It’s practical!
I will be spending my Earth Hour in Grenada at the official event organised by Prickly Bay Marina in collaboration with Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Grenada. Find an event in your area and support, if there’s none, work towards organizing your own next year!
Climate change is not just the issue of the hour, it’s the issue of our generation. – Sudhanshu Sarronwala
Earth Hour shows what is possible when we unite in support of a cause: no individual action is too small, no collective vision is too big.- Ban Ki-moon