What is Earth Hour and how to participate in this movement

To participate in Earth Hour in 2020, you must turn off all house lights between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Created in 2007, Earth Hour is a movement that aims to mobilize society against global warming. For 60 minutes, on every last Saturday in March, companies and people from all over the world are invited to turn off the lights. Beautiful, right? In 2020, the movement will take place on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. Want to participate? We did a story talking more about this movement and other sustainable measures to be taken on a daily basis . Check out!

How to participate in Earth Hour?

To contribute to the movement, our suggestion is to follow the website of the NGO WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), which is responsible for organizing Earth Hour. You can sign up for different activities (like lectures and walks), sign petitions, make donations and, of course, remember to turn off the lights at the agreed time.

For those who do not know, this movement is considered the largest environmental event on the planet and, since its creation, has received the support of several companies, organizations and city halls. To participate more actively, you must register on the site and stay on top of all activities. It’s super worth it!

How about adopting other sustainable habits?

In addition to participating in Earth Hour each year, you can also adopt more sustainable habits on a daily basis, such as avoiding waste , recycling, using less plastic bags (giving preference to ecobags), among other attitudes. Take a look at some suggestions:

Make better use of food and avoid waste

To help the planet, a good start is to have more control over your own consumption. When you go to the market, have control over the amount of food you buy – so you don’t run the risk of overdoing it and letting things go bad. Also, try to make the most of your food . That is, in addition to using the pulps, also enjoy the peels and stalks of fruits and vegetables. So, you prepare tasty and more nutritious recipes – here’s the tip!

Do not overdo meat

Exaggerating meat consumption is harmful to both health and the planet, you know? For those who do not know, livestock consumes a large part of the drinking water available in the world. Therefore, it is very important to consume meat (red, chicken, fish, etc.) in a balanced and conscious way.

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), daily consumption should be regulated: men should eat 70 g and women 55 g of meat (which consists of a small, lean steak). Following this recommendation, it will already be a great help to the environment.

Follow the logic of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

To make effective changes on a daily basis, another suggestion is to follow the three R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle . That is, always try to reduce consumption (of food, clothes, shoes and other items), try to reuse pots, bottles, glasses (to make ornaments or store different foods) and, of course, participate in the recycling process – just correctly separate the trash. By adopting these measures, you contribute a lot to the well-being of the planet!

 

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