Last year was my first Earth Hour, and my kids really got into it. First I showed them the video of the cities and world monuments going dark, which was very powerful and helped them get the message. We talked about climate change and things people can do to take action. I believe that each and every one of us can help make a difference. This year's video looks like this:
They say that over 135 countries participated last year, which I find very impressive. Someone recently asked me what the 60+ means on the logo. It refers to the 60 minutes of Earth Hour AND BEYOND. As in, what will you do beyond Earth Hour to make a difference. I've read that a lot of International celebrities have committed to certain environmental actions such as planting trees for each person who pledges to plant trees themselves. That's one of the cool things about the Earth Hour website - you can pledge and share what you plan to do, and read what others are doing. I think it's a great way to bring the focus back to being GREEN if you've slipped a little since making GREEN New Year's Resolutions!