Global Climate Change (GCC) is happening. 2015 was officially the warmest year in recorded history. While GCC is often discussed politically and brought to the general public attention by celebrities (see Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar acceptance speech), the general public often feel that one person cannot make a substantial difference, they are already doing everything they can, or simply, they just don't care!
Global Earth Hour is not only an opportunity for the public to help battle climate change on a smaller scale, but to also join a movement that has taken over the world.
Since starting in Sydney Australia in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund as a simple 'lights off' event, Earth Hour has become a global phenomenon. Currently there are more than 172 actively engaged countries and territories worldwide.
The premise is simple. For one hour, once per year, refrain from using electricity or engaging in activities that would contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. This year (2016) Earth Hour is on Saturday March 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Today with social media, we are reminded more than ever that we are all global citizens. It is time that we use our connection to do more than just read the latest celebrities breakfast twitter feed. Let's get together and join the millions of people around the world and keep our planet safe for future generations.
Please visit www.earthhour.org to see updates, videos and to see how you can join the movement.
The 'PMC' team