Climate change is the planet’s biggest environmental challenge and affects the future survival of thousands of animal and plant species worldwide. To raise awareness of climate change and the issues surrounding it, Earth Hour was born.
The idea was that for one designated hour, people around the world would unite in their recognition of the reality of climate change and speak up about working together to protect the planet.
This year, Earth Hour is 25 March 2017 8:30- 9:30pm LOCAL TIME
Around the world, millions of individuals, businesses, and landmarks will take one hour to switch off their lights, speak up about climate change and consider ways they can do more to help the environment. Zoos have their own part to play in the #ChangeClimateChange movement, and many facilities already support conservation projects that are helping animals and nature deal with the threats climate change poses. Find out if your local zoo has a climate change project you can support and what other steps they are taking to help protect the planet.
The Wild Welfare team will join this year’s Earth Hour event, with our staff turning out the lights. To be involved please join us in doing the same, and for more information visit: earthhour.org
Image © Jeremiah Armstrong, WWF- Canada, source: www.earthhour.org