This Saturday, thousands of people across the continent will turn off the lights in hopes of illuminating the issue of climate change during Earth Hour.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has put out the call to communities across the globe, including the Town of Ladysmith, to participate in this year’s Earth Hour, taking place from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mar. 31.
Earth Hour originated in Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million WWF-Australia inspired individuals sand more than 2,000 businesses in Sydney showed their support for climate change action by turning their lights out for one hour.
In 2011, Earth Hour saw hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries switch off for an hour.
Residents can participate not only by switching off their lights and appliances, but to also spread the word and encourage their friends and family to switch off as well.
To learn more about the campaign, visit www.earthhour.org