7 Simple Switches To Make A Difference
Earth Hour 2021 shines a spotlight on the perilous state of the planet, calling for urgent action to set nature on the path of recovery.
Saturday, 27 March at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour, one of the largest global grassroots movements for the environment, will virtually bring together millions of people, businesses and leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on the urgent need to address nature loss and climate change.
Earth Hour has grown to engage more than hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories to raise awareness for energy consumption and effects on the environment. It is not an energy/carbon reduction exercise, it is a symbolic action to encourage everyone from individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take accountability for their ecological footprint and engage in dialogue and resource exchange that provides real solutions to the environmental challenges globally.
Earth Hour is also about more than just switching off the lights, it is about spending time to understand the issues we face, making changes and choices that have a positive impact, connect to Earth and appreciate and help protect the beautiful natural world around us.
This Earth Hour in Australia the call is to encourage people everywhere to make the #SwitchforNature to support Australia’s switch to a renewables-based economy.
Here are 7 simple switches you make in your daily life that can help our planet:
1. Switch Your Cup
Switch your cup, choose reusable cups and drink bottles - Marini Ferlazzo
2. Switch Your Ride
Switch your ride, choose electric vehicles - Tesla
3. Switch Your Straw
Switch your straw, choose paper straws - BioPak
4. Switch Your Clothes
Switch your clothes, reuse what you already have or choose sustainable fabrics like certified organic cotton - Bhumi
5. Switch Your Diet
Switch your diet, choose plant based meals - Garden of Vegan
6. Switch To Solar Power
Switch to solar power, choose solar power lights - Sunny Bunny
7. Or just #SwitchOff your lights for Earth Hour to show your support for Australia becoming a renewables powerhouse
*Disclaimer: Bhumi has no commercial benefits or partnerships with any of the above brands.
About the Author: Vinita is the Founder of Bhumi Organic Cotton and passionate about an Earth Life Balance