The hour is at hand. Earth Hour, that is, the annual event in which individuals, government agencies and businesses worldwide will symbolically turn off their lights to shed light on global warming and to show support for environmentally responsible practices and policies.
Started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Federation, the annual Earth Hour event has since spread around the globe. In 2012, 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries in all seven continents participated in Earth Hour – the largest number ever.
How can your West Palm Beach business commemorate Earth Hour 2013 and show its support for a healthier environment? Here’s how:
- Make sure your business turns off its lights and non-essential electrical appliances and equipment during the hour of 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd.
- Tell all your employees, customers, vendors and business associates about Earth Hour and your participation in the event, and suggest that they participate as well.
- If you plan on burning candles during Earth Hour, use carbon neutral, 100% beeswax or soy candles which are smoke-free, non-toxic and non-allergenic.
- Care – Dare – and Share. Join the Earth Hour Community. Download the Earth Hour How-To-Guide here and take action. Share your experiences as a green business with others on your own social networks, or by contributing them to the Earth Hour blog at email@example.com.
Of course, Earth Hour is about more than just turning out lights for an hour once a year. In 2012, Earth Hour.org launched its I Will If You Will program to incentivize and inspire individuals to share their commitment to the planet. The organization also encourages and promotes the Earth Hour City Challenge, the Earth Hour People’s Project and many other national and local actions that go beyond the Earth Hour event.
To learn more about these projects and how you, your employees and your business can participate in Earth Hour and help increase environmental awareness, click here.
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