Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour is an annual event that takes place worldwide in an effort to promote awareness of climate change and other environmental issues. This year the team behind Earth Hour is encouraging people to participate by switching off their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. Last year, Earth Hour broke records to cement itself as the largest voluntary action for the environment, with more than 6950 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories taking part! This year Earth Hour is once again hosting the “I Will If You Will” challenges on YouTube to showcase how everyone has the power to change the world we live in, bringing together the world’s biggest social video platform with the ‘world’s largest action for the environment.’ Will you accept the challenge? Or better yet, come up with a challenge of your own!

And let the kids participate too! The Earth Hour website has all kinds of fun stuff to explore and even some games that teach about recycling and conservation. Earth Hour Kids ambassador, Pocoyo, has pledged to clean up two tons of trash from the ocean floor if 100,000 kids play the Ocean Clean-Up Game!

And for more information on protecting our planet, you can search the catalog for these titles and many more at your local library!

Going, Going, Green! [DVD] by Drew Massey

50 Plus One Tips for Going Green by Alicia Marie Smith

Greenjobs: A Guide to Eco-friendly Employment by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn

The Green Kitchen: Techniques & Recipes for Cutting Energy Use, Saving Money, Reducing  
     Waste by Richard Ehrlich

A Sustainable Future: Saving & Recycling Resources by Louise Spilsbury

Don't Throw it Out: Recycle, Renew & Reuse to Make Things Last by Lori Baird

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