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Switching off for the environment
Photo courtesy Earth Hour

Get ready to be a part of the global, environmental initiative, Earth Hour, which will be celebrated on Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 8:30pm. To get involved, all you need to do is switch off your non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet. The aim of Earth Hour is to raise global awareness and action for a healthy planet.

The theme for this year's Earth hour is "Reduce, Reuse, Change the Way We Live".

Where did it all begin?
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 when 2.2 million homes and businesses turn their lights off for one hour against climate change. Since then, Earth Hour has grown from strength to strength with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating in the following year.

Facts on climate change
Research is showing that the earth's global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

They found that global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

So share your voice and be a part of a global statement to protect the planet this Earth Hour.
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Why? Switching off for the environment
When: 8:30pm
Where: Residences and Businesses across Australia
Cost: Free
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