Tonight you can be part of the largest annual display of climate action in the world.
Since 2007, people all around the world have chosen to celebrate Earth Hour and draw attention to the impacts of human-accelerated climate change by turning off their lights and all unnecessary electronic devices for 60 minutes at 8:30 pm (local time).
Besides hanging out with your friends and family by candlelight for an hour, there are lots of ways to demonstrate your commitment to a sustainable planet and reduce your contribution to global climate change.
Take the official Earth Hour pledge: This one, simple action signifies the start of your personal journey to fight climate change and shares it with the world.
Download the Earth Hour 60+ iPhone App: The app provides mobile access to facts and tips about reducing your carbon footprint, and allows you to "check in" when you've completed a planet-friendly task. "Utilizing the fact that everyone loves a game, they have also included badges and achievements in the app. You can even show your friends how much you love the planet with full Twitter integration to share check-ins," reports WebProNews.
Use Less Energy Every Day: It's exciting to watch famous landmarks and businesses all over the world extinguish their lights during Earth Hour, but let's face it: the impact of 60 minutes is nothing compared to what we can achieve with simple changes in our daily habits.
Some suggestions from Care2:
Upgrade your appliances to newer, more energy-efficient models. Turn things off, or plug them into smart power strips that will eliminate vampire energy usage. Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL's and if you can, LEDs. If possible, install an energy monitoring device that can will monitor your usage whether you're home or not.