What you need to know:
- Earth Hour is the world’s biggest movement to protect our planet.
- Date and time - 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, 30 March 2019.
- What do you need to do? Switch off non-essential lighting for one hour.
On Saturday 30 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, Earth Hour will take place across Australia. Interestingly, Earth Hour was started in Sydney in 2007. Since then, it has become a global movement for change. Now, hundreds of millions of people across 180 countries take part in this amazing movement, that involves switching off non-essential lighting for one hour to promote action on climate change - one of the greatest threats our planet has ever faced.
SSP and the JLL team actively support Earth Hour and are working with the building owners across Victoria to ensure the building non-essential lighting, equipment, and advertising signage is switched off during the hour. Safety lighting and security systems will remain on as normal.
We encourage everyone to get involved
Before leaving work on Friday 29 March, please remember to:
- Switch off your PC and monitor.
- Switch off lights in meeting rooms.
- Pull down blinds and close curtains.
- Switch off all non-essential electrical items.
Developing good habits all year round
Earth Hour is much more than turning off our lights once a year. It is a symbol of the commitment to take collective action to prevent climate change. Every small action, when combined with millions of others, has a huge impact.
Here are some things you can do every day to help change climate change:
- Reduce food waste.
- Reuse and recycle.
- Save the trees by using recycled paper and printing “two-sided”.
- Turn off your electrical appliances when they’re not in use.
- Take public transport.
Reviewed 14 March 2019