Save the planet by celebrating Earth Hour on March 25

Cheryl E Preston
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One hour can make a world of difference

You may have heard of having a moment of silence to meditate, pray, and reflect when someone passes away and perhaps you participate in Earth Day on April 22 which is a date to saving the planet. Tucked in between the 60-second and day-long spring event is another- Earth Hour which is a 60-minute period of time that benefits the planet.

Last week we lost an hour when turning our clocks back for Daylight Savings Time but now there is an opportunity to do something constructive for 60 minutes and in a way make up for the loss. Earth Hour takes place annually on the fourth Saturday in March which this year is the 25th. From 8:30 PM until 9:30 PM you turn off your electricity in order to save resources but there is more.

There are many ways to observe Earth Hour

The Earth Hour website suggests several additional ways you can benefit the planet during like spending time outdoors to reconnect. Virginia is filled with beautiful landscapes, and parks that we must keep clean. You can also make an effort to clean and take care of the natural spaces that are around you. Another way to celebrate the planet is to read articles and watch news, videos, and podcasts about saving the earth. You can attend events and share the news with others about how important it is to take care of our planet. Finding ways to improve your own home is also beneficial.

The good news is that whatever you decide to do with your Earth Hour don't just sit in the dark .and remember that you can put your decision into practice every day from now on. The Canopy Project is another way to give back to the earth. This effort improves the environment by planting trees across the globe.

Since 2010, EARTHDAY.ORG™ has planted tens of millions of trees with The Canopy Project, working worldwide to strengthen communities.EARTHDAY.ORG works with global partners to reforest areas in dire need of rehabilitation, including areas with some of the world’s communities most at-risk from climate change and environmental degradation. We have also conducted broad tree planting in the wake of environmental disasters.

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