Many of us have at least one gadget that we can’t live without. Whether it’s a computer, television or phone, many devices which have become part of our everyday lives rely on electricity. To many, a life without electricity – or even a short break from it – sounds like a nightmare.
However, our power consumption has consequences on the environment. If you think you might be slightly over-dependent on these gadgets and electricity as a result, there’s a minor experiment to help get your feet wet. For one hour today, various people around the world will be turning off their lights.
It’s part of Earth Hour – an annual event organised by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when a lights-off event was held. It has now grown to involve cities and countries all over the world.
Now in its tenth year, Earth Hour challenges everyone to do something simple – turn off their non-essential lights for one hour – in order to show support for campaigns for greater action on climate change. Here are the highlights from Earth Hour in 2015 and 2016.
This year, that hour is from 8:30 – 9:30pm GMT. So far, reports of people observing Earth Hour have been coming in from across the world.
The challenge has been set. Can you last an hour with the lights off? Try it out and see for yourself.
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