World Wide Fund of Nature (WWF) and The Sydney Morning Herald organized Earth Hour 60 in 2007. Residents of Sydney Australia turned off non essential lights and electrical appliances for 60 minutes. Both in businesses and residential homes. In 2008, Earth Hour 60 was participated by major key cities globally.
Earth Hour 60 is celebrated yearly. Every last Saturday of March. Earth Hour 60 is dedicated to the global awareness on climate change. To make us aware of the overuse of our non renewable resources. Fossil fuels are examples of these non renewable resources. Fossil fuels are coal, petroleum, oil, and natural gas. Fossil fuels, particularly coal are used to produce electricity.
To generate electricity these fossil fuels have to be processed by burning them. Burning fossil fuels produced carbon dioxide, resulting to air pollution. Hazardous to human health and environment. Air pollution led to global warming. Warmer temperature caused melting of ice and rising sea level. Rising sea level caused degeneration of natural ecosystem.
While major power producers have alternatives for fossil fuels, like sun, wind and water. These are renewable resources that are environment friendly. The challenge is, to have the capability to store these resources. Use the energy when needed. The idea of Earth Hour 60 is to reduce the use and production of electricity.
I mentioned to my home buddy niece we will participate on this yearly event. We are to turn off all electrical lights and appliances from 8:30pm to 9:30 pm Manila time, 8:30am to 9:30am EST, 25th of March. All electrical appliances including our ref. We have two door ref, frozen items will be okay as long as we will not open the freezer.
Our Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the beginning of summer season. I am glad she agreed to turn off our AC for an hour. We will have our hand fans ready.