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25/03/2019
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“Earth Hour’s mission is three-fold. To bring people together through a symbolic hour-long event, to galvanize people into taking action beyond the hour, and to create an interconnected global community sharing the mutual goal of creating a sustainable future for the planet…” Andy Ridley, CEO Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef and Co-Founder, Earth Hour Global

Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth

Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth


Official Earth Hour 2019 Video: #Connect2Earth

Healthy nature makes our life better by providing us with good food, clean air, and fresh water – but it is all under the threat of climate change and loss of biodiversity. This #EarthHour, join us on 30 March 2019 at 8:30pm local time, to switch off and speak up why nature matters. #Connect2Earth

Earth Hour by David Malouf
“The planet, saved for another day, stokes up
its slow-burning gases and toxic dust, gold rift and scarlet
gash that take our breath away; a world at its interminable
show of holy dying. And we go with it, the old
gatherer and hunter. To its gaudy-day, though the contribution
is small, adding our handsel of warm clay.”

What is Earth Hour? Are you aware of its impact? The impetus behind Earth Hour is to help us push beyond the hour and remember that we are all responsible for protecting our planet. It encourages us all to seize the moment by using a symbolic gesture, turning lights off for an hour, to create a movement and its impact is global. This year, Earth Hour 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 30,  between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. The 2019 theme is Reduce, Reuse, Change the Way We Live,” and the tagline for this year’s global campaign is Connect2Earth. This initiative is a way to remind each of us to come together to participate in ending global warming, to sustain/protect our planet, cut greenhouse gas emissions, better manage our energy resources and combat climatic changes.  Since its inception in 2007, people around the globe have joined in to act as a united voice against the abuse and destruction of our planet. While some might think that turning lights off globally on one day of the year is a tiny sacrifice, it is a powerful symbolic message that brings us all together. When we take even the smallest steps,the tiniest action, it reverberates and creates a a wave that spreads to millions and millions of people and households. Unless we do our part, we cannot expect others to take action.

How is Earth Hour accomplishing its mission? Each year, the message/mission and its three-fold goals, outlined by Andy Ridley in the first quote on this post,  expand beyond expectations to include more voices and locations.  In 2018, Over 188 countries, 17,000+ landmarks, 250 Ambassadors and 40 UNESCO world heritage sites created 3.5 billion impressions and participated in switching their lights off.  We expect even greater participation this year. This global event, coordinated by the World Wide Fund (WWF,) and other volunteer organizations is imperative because we continue to see the effects/changes in our climate conditions that worry both scientists and concerned citizens. Unless we act to encourage our leaders to honor the recommendations of the scientific community, our lives and the lives of our children/grandchildren will be at peril.   I have shared Earth Hour’s origins in block-quotes below. This year, the organizer Earth Hour.Org is encouraging all of us to go Connect2Earth and consider innovative ways to make a difference in our world; we can use our 60 minutes of darkness to see the light and recognize that we all play a part in sustaining our planet. The event will include activities in cities globally.

1. Earth Hour was started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participated that year.
2. A year later (2008), participation had exploded to over 50 million people in more than 35 countries and 371 cities and towns participating in getting the word out that a sustainable planet benefits all.
3. In 2009, participation grew even bigger as several millions more celebrated in about 88 countries and 4,000 cities and towns by switching their lights off for an hour and voting for action on climatic changes.
4. In the same year, 2009, the People’s Orb was created and traveled around the world until finally arriving at the United Nations for the final day of the historic 192-nation UN Climate Change Conference; UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon and over 100 heads of State were present. (The orb is “a shimmering silver sphere encasing a 350 gigabyte hard drive loaded with videos, images and documents representing the hundreds of millions of people who voted Earth to call for action on climate change.”)
5. In 2010, 128 nations participate and for the first time landmark and iconic buildings go dark in honor of this special hour.
6. In 2011, Earth hour lasted well beyond the hour as people were encouraged to consider and share more ways to sustain our planet. A moment of silence was observed for lives lost in the tsunami and earth quake in Japan.

READ: Earth Day & Earth Hour: Differences To Remember
Earth Hour 2011: Celebrate Lights Out Around The World
Earth Hour 2019: 7 things to do in the dark

 

“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security, and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.…” Ban Ki-moon

Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth

Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth


Earth Hour 2019 teaser (30s):#Connect2Earth

Chop your own firewood, and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford
Happiness, not in another place, but this place, not for another hour, but for this hour. Walt Whitman
Humans are the only creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from it and then write ‘Save the trees’ on it. Unknown
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. Mahatma Gandhi

Do you participate in Earth Hour? Aside from the yearly themes that help us focus on key areas in the environment that need our support, the event forces us to recognize that we are all accountable to Mother Earth. Over the years, the themes have addressed pressing concerns of the moment. While they do vary, the basic premise of each campaign/theme is to maintain that a sustainable, protected planet benefits us all: In 2008 -Vote Earth, 2011- Beyond the Hour, 2012 – I will if you will, 2013- Earth Hour Forest, 2014 – Earth Hour Blue, 2015 – Change Climate Change, 2016 –  Places We Love, 2017 – Make Climate Matter, 2018 – Let Nature Shine. Switching off lights is a massive and symbolic global gesture reminding us to stop wasting natural resources, reduce our carbon footprint, and unite with like minded souls globally. How is it celebrated? From 8:30-9:30PM on the designated day, people around the world participate in Earth Hour by turning lights off and bringing attention to the fact that we, all of us, need to ensure that our planet is protected.

Earth hour is described as “a movement using the power of the crowd to protect the planet.” We live in a growing and changing world that continues to use resources and destroy the environment. We cannot sit back and expect others to carry the weight of ensuring we leave a healthy planet as a legacy for our children. Each of us can make a difference even in a small way. Start by turning those extra lights off. As we celebrate our 13th Lights Out, here are 7 things WWF suggests we can do to help us catch up on what this is all about, I’ve identified the key points for all of us to remember:
1. Exercise by candle light and Work up a sweat to raise your heart rate.
2. Go hiking.
3. Go sightseeing to your favorite landmarks. Identify those participating in Earth Hour
4. Get creative and make art in the dark.
5. Invite friends and family over for dinner.
6. Go stargazing.
7. Resolve to reduce your carbon footprint.

Let’s all celebrate the sustainable earth by joining in the effort to conserve energy. Turn those lights out.

7. In 2012, Earth hour not only broke its own global reach record, but it was the first time an astronaut turned the lights off in outer space. (Astronaut André Kuipers at the International Space Station). 152 countries and 6,950 cities and towns participated in Earth Hour and millions gathered to honor a pledge to protect the environment
8. In 2013, the world’s first Earth Hour Forest began in Uganda. Over 200,000 people joined the “I Will If You Will” challenge in the campaign to encourage people around us to commit to voluntary action for the environment and plan over 1 million trees.
9. In 2013, more landmark buildings, from the Empire State Building to Buckingham Palace,The Acropolis, The Eiffel Tower, Beijing National Stadium, The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tower of Pisa, Times Square and many more, went dark in honor of Earth Hour. Since then, many more have joined in. See  2016, 2017,2018, and 2019
10. In 2013, Vancouver, Canada was crowned as the first Global Earth Hour Capital for its dedication to green projects and development.
11. In 2014, Earth Hour launched the world’s first crowdfunding/crowdsourcing platform for the earth – The fundraising campaign collaborated with the WWF network and other partners. We can all support Earth Hour Blue today and everyday by making a donation to a cause. It’s never too late to do our part. In 2014, the goal was to remind us all that this is not just about lights out but about improving the planet.
12. Another important step in Earth Hour 2014 was the appointment of Spiderman as the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour; the key message was for all of us to use our powers to be superheroes/heroines for the planet. As superheroes/heroines of planet earth, Earth Hour can inspire each of us to take charge in creating change and to inspire others.

READ: Earth Hour 2019: Theme, Logo, Wiki, Facts and Its Future
WWF: Go Dark For Wildlife
Earth Hour.org: #Connect2Earth Stories
Wikipedia:
Earth Hour

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for FEB – MAR 2019 are:

FEB

02/03   –  04 World Cancer Day, 05 Chinese New Year
02/10   –  10 Grammy Awards,   14 Valentine’s Day
02/17  –  18 Presidents Day, 14 Image Awards,
02/24   –  24 Black History Month

 

MAR

03/03   –  08 International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month
03/10   –  10 iHeart Awards, 14 Pi Day
03/17 –   17 St Patrick’s Day, 20 Start of Spring/International Day of Happiness
03/24   –  30 Earth Hour
03/31 –    31 Day of Visibility

 

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“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”  Joseph Wood Krutch

Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth

Motivation Mondays: Earth Hour #Connect2Earth


Nature is not just…

Earth was created for all of us, not.some of us. Anthony D. Williams
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder
I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them. Charles Lindbergh

Why Does Earth Hour Matter? It matters because it forces us to pause and consider what we are doing that contributes to the destruction of the world. By participating in events like Earth Hour and Earth Day that honor the world we live in, we can do our part to save our planet from becoming a depleted wasteland. However, keep in mind that Earth Hour, is Not Earth Day, even though they are clearly related.  We can make a difference by sharing invaluable information like the Earth Hour Toolkit and educating our loved ones. If you are an educator, here is a suggested check list of so many things you can do with your students; from joining in on the fun, to putting up posters, and even creating an edible garden with your students. There are choc-a-bloc things you can do with your classroom. Each of us can contribute our part even in the smallest way. Start TODAY!

13. Earth Hour 2015 created a new global campaign – Change Climate Change – to encourage us to take action on Global Warming. Earth Hour Blue is again running some crowdfunding efforts to raise funds for organized climate projects in the Philippines, India, Columbia Uganda and Indonesia.
14. 2016 was the 10th anniversary of the campaign’s beginnings in Sydney, Australia. Safety and gender were paramount after sex attacks in Sweden that led to cancellations.
15. The theme for 2017 was to “Shine a  Light On Climate Action” by switching to renewable, sustainable and clean energy.
16.  Earth Hour was celebrated  a week early in 2018 to avoid conflicting with Holy Saturday. The UNO joined in by turning off lights in its buildings around the world.
17.This year’s theme is Reduce, Reuse, Change the Way We Live and we can all find was to minimize waste globally.
18. The UNO launched a drive to highlight the environmental cost of staying fashionable and it is worth noting that designers are paying attention and looking for ways to reduce waste and be more innovative.
READ: Earth Day 2012: Five Ways To Make Every Day Earth Day…
Earth Day 2011: Ten Things To Do…
Motivation Mondays: EARTH DAY

 

 

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Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos:  Earth Hour via Pixabay, Education Toolkit via Earth.org, AND/OR Earth Hour via  Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
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Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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203 Comments leave one →
  1. Lydia Smith permalink
    26/03/2019 5:36 am

    Beautiful post and yes saving the earth also means saving a soul.

  2. Bai-Leigh permalink
    26/03/2019 7:01 am

    Love this! Earth hour is so important and I’m glad that this article highlighted that!

  3. Monidipa Dutta permalink
    26/03/2019 7:54 am

    I am glad that you have written about it.
    Occasionally, in years when Holy Saturday falls on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour is moved a week early rather than its traditional date.

  4. You, Me and Benny permalink
    26/03/2019 8:42 am

    I’ve never heard of this before but that’s really interesting to learn about!! And the theme this year is great!

  5. Kayla | Mommy Blogger | My Motherhood Made Easy permalink
    26/03/2019 8:51 am

    I’ve never heard of Earth Hour until today! Really appreciate you sharing this major helpful event!

    xoxo,
    Kayla

  6. Yonnah M permalink
    26/03/2019 9:19 am

    I have never heard of Earth Hour, but from this post I think that what they do is awesome. More should partake.

  7. Andrew permalink
    26/03/2019 9:25 am

    Interesting thoughts. How you find the videos to your posts?

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:52 am

      I get them on YouTube like everyone else. 🙂

  8. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    26/03/2019 12:18 pm

    This quote is so powerful – “Humans are the only creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from it and then write ‘Save the trees’ on it” Come to think of it, it IS true! In my country, an environmentalist group is raising awareness on the damage to marine life caused by irresponsible disposal of single use plastic sachets. Hopefully, this movement would make large multinational companies compliant to single use plastic containers/sachets.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:52 am

      The struggle continues…

  9. Christa Anne permalink
    26/03/2019 4:06 pm

    I love Earth Hour. I think it’s so important to raise awareness of the need for sustainability.

  10. Sudipa permalink
    26/03/2019 6:11 pm

    This is a great initiative.love the details you provided

  11. Alexandra Cook permalink
    26/03/2019 8:03 pm

    Every year, me and my family was very excited to join the Eart Hour. This is one of our way to contribute something really good to save our earth.

  12. Ara Patria permalink
    26/03/2019 9:02 pm

    It is good that our country participates during Earth Hour every year. I couldn’t agree more with your article.

  13. Lydia Smith permalink
    26/03/2019 9:20 pm

    The idea and motive behind this is awesome. I mean we literally conttibute to the earth either in the good way or bad but I think the bad more so with this project we learn to continue more in a good way to the earth.

  14. alwaysusebutter permalink
    26/03/2019 9:43 pm

    I always say I’m gonna participate in Earth Hour but always end up forgetting.. this year I will be better!! Thanks for reminding me!

  15. Maartje van Sandwijk permalink
    26/03/2019 9:44 pm

    I never heard of Earth hour before but i love that this is a thing. People should be more aware that we have to protect our planet!

  16. Sarah Stockley (@kipperscurtains) permalink
    26/03/2019 10:15 pm

    I love the whole concept of Earth Hour. Such an important issue for us to be more mindful and resourceful and less wasteful.

  17. blair villanueva permalink
    26/03/2019 10:28 pm

    Me together with my friends will celebrate the Earth Hour this weekend, hosted by our nearest mall. We are excited as we are doing this every year.

  18. Sania Ahmed permalink
    26/03/2019 10:43 pm

    Earth Hour is a great move for global warming.

  19. Urbanwows permalink
    27/03/2019 12:08 am

    We should celebrate Earth Hour every day by implementing things which are good for our mother earth.

  20. emman damian permalink
    27/03/2019 12:37 am

    I always participate in Earth Hour by at least switching off unneccessary lights for an hour or two. Also, I try to minimize excess use of water and electricity. It takes a mile to save our planet but we can all do it together!

  21. Michael David Oyco permalink
    27/03/2019 1:33 am

    One of my favorite stuffs where we all do something at the same time. Time to think more about our home which we rarely do. Excited about the activities.

  22. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    27/03/2019 3:43 am

    I knew about Earth hour but wasn’t sure that it is tomorrow. Thanks for reminding.

  23. Style High Guy permalink
    27/03/2019 3:56 am

    Such a great idea – iit’s time we all started to respect and appreciate the planet we live on.

  24. Geraline Batarra permalink
    27/03/2019 4:27 am

    I always participate in this event. It really entice me knowing that it has a huge contribution in saving our mother earth.

  25. BeaufyFoodymom permalink
    27/03/2019 4:55 am

    This is an interesting read!

  26. Funke olotu permalink
    27/03/2019 5:56 am

    this is so amazing, i have never heard about this before. this is why i love reading blogs so i can learn more, earth hour matters and it should be celebrated to the fullest

  27. travelwisesr permalink
    27/03/2019 5:57 am

    Good to know about Earth Hour which is tomorrow, a Thursday. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Snehal permalink
    27/03/2019 6:15 am

    I did not know that there is something known as Earth Hour. Now I am quite excited. Will surely celebrate it. 😊

  29. LuciWest permalink
    27/03/2019 6:22 am

    Thank you for the reminder about Earth Hour. I’ll have three friends from out-of-state visiting – and I live by the beach. We’ll be able to enjoy that hour right after “last light” while listening to the waves coming to shore and celebrating nature and our planet together.

  30. Kisha Stewart-Harris permalink
    27/03/2019 6:22 am

    Earth hour sounds very cool and since I’m all about taking care of the one planet that we have, I’m all for it. I think my family and I will commemorate the hour by taking off our shoes and standing in the earth, even if just for a second, to reconnect with the planet on which we live and give thanks!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:53 am

      I love your idea. 🙂

  31. Stacie permalink
    27/03/2019 6:44 am

    I love what Earth Hour stands for. I think it’s important for all of us to remember that the small changes we all make have a cumulative effect.

  32. Colleen permalink
    27/03/2019 6:47 am

    This is the kind of initiative that shows us the power of small changes and how they can combine to make a big one.

  33. Joyce Osiango permalink
    27/03/2019 8:11 am

    We are blessed in many aspects but we human forget that where we live should be taken care of as well. I always say thanks to the earth hour, at least people can connect to it.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:51 am

      That is true. we need to be grateful

  34. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    27/03/2019 8:24 am

    I have heard of Earth hour although couldn’t remember when it was. We normally have the bedroom lights off at that time and I cuddle the kids and watch a little tv before going to sleep. To be honest I’m that tired and can’t get over a virus that we probably won’t be doing anything special.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:50 am

      Hop you get lots of rest and recover soon.

  35. adriana permalink
    27/03/2019 9:13 am

    We must all be mindful of how we care for our earth. This was a phenomenal read here.

  36. briezyy97 permalink
    27/03/2019 10:11 am

    I love this so much, I think it honestly can make a huge difference in that one hour, but in the end you have to make small changes that help everyday as well. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Paula Schuck permalink
    27/03/2019 10:55 am

    Oh I know about Earth Day but had zero ideas about Earth Hour. Somehow I always forget that one. Thanks! I will keep this top of mind.

  38. Lch permalink
    27/03/2019 12:31 pm

    A great way to bring awareness and motivation to everyone. Thank you for sharing this.

  39. Sara Welch permalink
    27/03/2019 1:37 pm

    I’ll have to make sure we observe such a special hour to think about our planet!

  40. 27/03/2019 1:38 pm

    I didn’t know such a thing was out there other than Earth Day! Glad I found your post!

  41. Elizabeth Nunes permalink
    27/03/2019 2:55 pm

    Thank you so much for caring about the earth! Not enough of us.do.

  42. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    27/03/2019 3:50 pm

    What a great post and after reading it, it reminds me of teaching my kids more on loving taking care of the environment like how they love and care for themselves. I am 100% supporting this and will also share this with my families and friends.

  43. laveremis permalink
    27/03/2019 4:40 pm

    To be honest, I wasn’t aware Earth Hour was coming up! I remember hearing about it and seeing landmarks dimmed in connection, but this was a great reminder. You have such smart ideas to allow people to participate in a small, doable way.

  44. sarahslyfe permalink
    27/03/2019 4:42 pm

    I try to recycle and reuse everyday. But I dont think we have earth hour here in the US. I will have to double check on that

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:53 pm

      It is a global event and it is celebrated here in the USA too.

  45. kristin@ourordinarylife.com permalink
    27/03/2019 6:32 pm

    I am all about this! Loved reading this I saved to for later too!!!

  46. Porsha Carr permalink
    27/03/2019 6:51 pm

    This is so cool I never knew anything about this. Going to share with my husband.

  47. Ritu Sharma permalink
    27/03/2019 8:45 pm

    Interesting information, thanks for sharing.

  48. Eileen M Loya permalink
    27/03/2019 10:17 pm

    Turning off our lights for one hour may seem just a little thing but if the whole world participates, the positive effects it would bring is just going to be awesome!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:54 pm

      Exactly, and that is the point of it.

  49. Clare Minall permalink
    27/03/2019 10:21 pm

    Every year me and my kids always takes time to participate in Earth Hour. Glad that every year the population of participants is getting bigger.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:54 pm

      Awesome…. proud of you!

  50. Preet permalink
    27/03/2019 10:24 pm

    Such a great way to spread the world how we badly need to save our earth. We all need to be responsible in preserving and protecting our planet.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:55 pm

      Accountability is key…

  51. Stephen Schreck permalink
    27/03/2019 11:12 pm

    I love the positive motivation tips.

  52. Gervin Khan permalink
    28/03/2019 12:05 am

    This is such a great day for everyone to bring back something to our mother earth. It’s been so long that we only take from it and not giving anything back. We should join this event and be always glad that it happen when we’re still alive.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:45 pm

      I agree…we have taken so much from earth

  53. StressedMum (@stressedmum01) permalink
    28/03/2019 12:11 am

    Not sure why but I have not heard about this before, what a great thing to be part of thank you for sharing x

  54. Danielle@wenthere8this.com permalink
    28/03/2019 1:03 am

    it’s good to recognize the earth and and really think about what we’re doing. i am very environmentally conscious and we have started gardening, composting recycling and generally reducing our usage of plastic in hopes we can do out part.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:46 pm

      What a great effort!

  55. Komal permalink
    28/03/2019 1:59 am

    This is SO interesting. I think I’ll take a hike or go by candlelight!

  56. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    28/03/2019 3:13 am

    I actually have never knew about Earth Hour but it’s such a great campaign. Good enough, the buzz about sustainable lifestyle goes towards the same agenda.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:47 pm

      Yes, it’s been going on for quite a while

  57. chadden2001 permalink
    28/03/2019 3:49 am

    This was so educational, thanks for sharing.

  58. ninalehan21 permalink
    28/03/2019 3:53 am

    it is essential to think about the impacts on the earth and how to protect its resources and appreciate its value.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:47 pm

      We could all do better

  59. Taryn permalink
    28/03/2019 4:47 am

    I have never heard of Earth Hour, only Earth Day, and I think there is not better cause for the global community to rally around. Good stewardship of the planet is vital to everything!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:48 pm

      Well said…

  60. Lori Bosworth permalink
    28/03/2019 6:40 am

    Thank you for the reminder about Earth Hour. I didn’t realize that it was this Saturday night! I’ll definitely participate.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:49 pm

      Please do… 🙂

  61. colossalumbrella permalink
    28/03/2019 6:57 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I really love the fact that you highlighted how people killing trees and wasting paper. It is great to know how Earth hour is becoming huge. It is important for us to introduce this to upcoming generations

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:43 am

      Definitely… they are the future!

  62. HilLesha permalink
    28/03/2019 8:08 am

    I love the concept of Earth Hour and Earth Day. Both are a great reminder that we should be more mindful when it comes to our environment.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:44 am

      Indeed… so true!

  63. That Dog Momma permalink
    28/03/2019 8:25 am

    I always enjoy reading your motivation monday posts. They always have a bunch of fun information in them that I did not know about.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:43 am

      Thank you. Appreciated!

  64. TheSuperMomLife permalink
    28/03/2019 9:35 am

    I appreciate you sharing this info. Your post was the first time I had ever heard about Earth Hour before!

  65. blueskydreamers permalink
    28/03/2019 9:56 am

    I think Earth Hour is highly essential. And it’s important that everyone understands the objective behind it and follows it.

  66. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    28/03/2019 11:39 am

    I can assure you of our participation for Earth Hour 2019. I have already marked it on my calendar! This is just a small thing we can do for Mother Earth!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:51 pm

      I’m with you on that

  67. Tasha at Lady Boss Studio permalink
    28/03/2019 12:21 pm

    I participate in earth hour and think it’s so important! This is a great reminder of all the reasons why people should participate.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:51 pm

      It is helpful data for us all

  68. mamabee1981 permalink
    28/03/2019 1:48 pm

    I had no idea that Earth hour existed! I am so glad that you shared this, I love learning new things every time I visit your blog.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:50 pm

      Thank you lady, glad to see you here

    • Lydia Smith permalink
      29/03/2019 7:49 pm

      I always learn new things from your post. Earth hour is a great project and it just make me think back of how bad we have damaged the earth and how to learn to put a stop to it.

  69. sincerelymissj permalink
    28/03/2019 3:27 pm

    That is wonderful that earth hour exists and bring awareness to how we contribute to the destruction of the world as you mentioned.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:50 pm

      We could all learn to do better

  70. Megha permalink
    28/03/2019 3:43 pm

    Yes we too do earth hour by switching off lights for an hour. Loved reading your motivation posts.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/03/2019 5:49 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it

  71. Estelle permalink
    28/03/2019 6:25 pm

    We have relatives in Australia, and they love celebrating Earth Day. I try to do my part to help save the planet as well.

  72. Ritu Sharma permalink
    28/03/2019 7:13 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful information shared, I learn new things every time I visit your blog.
    Keep it up dear.

  73. Alexandra Cook permalink
    28/03/2019 9:43 pm

    We do earth hour each year. 1 hour of switching off the lights can be a big help to save our earth. My kids love to participate each year to show our support.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:42 am

      Same here. it is important

  74. Rebecca Sanchez permalink
    28/03/2019 9:54 pm

    What a great campaign to save our earth. Hope every country will participate in this campaign,

  75. blair villanueva permalink
    28/03/2019 10:18 pm

    Sometimes I wonder most of the people here in the city are making it a bid deal, whereas many of us who experienced childhood to adulthood of lack of electricity never complains.
    2-hours of lights-off is nothing compared to 2-weeks of electricity, and yet we are still happy. Rural people contribute more to this Earth Hour.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 6:42 am

      Hahaha! Right? Until people in highly modernized countries visit so called third world countries with limited resources and basics, they don’t realize how advantageous their lives truly are.

      • blair villanueva permalink
        31/03/2019 10:02 pm

        True and true!
        That’s why here in the Philippines, Earth Hour raises brows for the local masses of rural areas. But clean-up drive is more feasible 😀

      • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
        18/04/2019 3:03 am

        Yes… we do the best we can

  76. StressedMum (@stressedmum01) permalink
    28/03/2019 11:26 pm

    Love this post, I am definitely going to be joining in next time x

  77. Kalyan Panja permalink
    29/03/2019 4:36 am

    This Earth Hour is the perfect day to spread the message of how much more we need to care about our planet..

  78. Alexis permalink
    29/03/2019 4:58 am

    Minimizing our use of plastic is one way we celebrate the earth and take care of the planet. Love these other tips, thank you.

  79. Saheed permalink
    29/03/2019 5:05 am

    Earth hour is amazing. I’ve read a few things about this before and it’s good I have learned more from this beautiful post.

  80. You, Me and Benny permalink
    29/03/2019 5:12 am

    I have never heard of this – it was very interesting to learn about !!! Thank you!

  81. Eloise permalink
    29/03/2019 5:35 am

    I love people who inspire others and help spread the word to do better for our world! We have one home that we NEED, and our home NEEDS us too (to take care of it!)
    nice read!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 7:05 am

      Well said…

  82. pslater1972 permalink
    29/03/2019 5:40 am

    Earth hour is a great initiative. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  83. Lisa Rios permalink
    29/03/2019 6:17 am

    Disconnecting is so good for our health and well being.

  84. toastycritic permalink
    29/03/2019 6:41 am

    It is important to do what we can to protect the earth. I did catch the irony in the save the trees but writing it all down on a piece of paper. It is a bit crazy how we don’t think things through entirely.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 7:04 am

      Hahaha! Right? I loved that one too. 🙂

    • blair villanueva permalink
      07/04/2019 7:04 pm

      You are right David. Sometimes I think in order to live the life, we can’t about some irony of things.

  85. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    29/03/2019 7:20 am

    I think earth hour is probably the best activity for Earth. Recycling and eco-friendly approach in life feels the only proper option for me. We should take care of Earth more

  86. The Crumby Vegan permalink
    29/03/2019 7:22 am

    I love Earth Hour. Can’t wait!!! 💚

  87. vidyatiru permalink
    29/03/2019 7:24 am

    being green(er) than we are right now is the talk of the town – in our home currently.. With both my kids having recently writing essays on sustainability in our homes, our world, we are working to make more changes to reduce our footprint…love this reminder for the earth hour

  88. Nina N permalink
    29/03/2019 7:45 am

    When I was in the Philippines, we used to actively participate on this. We made sure that everything is turned off to save electricity and we use the time to spend outside the house just looking at the stars. I think we all have the responsibility to take care of the earth.

  89. Laura Dove permalink
    29/03/2019 7:54 am

    It is so important to take care of our world, and to show our children to do the same too. For me it’s about setting a good example.

  90. Chad permalink
    29/03/2019 8:14 am

    I super love the hashtag, connect to earth like we all should. Thanks a lot for yet another inspiring post.

  91. Jess permalink
    29/03/2019 10:04 am

    I will actively participate in this event as it seems like a wonderful way to practice mindfulness

  92. Glorious Heights permalink
    29/03/2019 10:34 am

    I and my friends have been practicing Earth Hour since high school. My school and university both encouraged it a lot.. I’ll do it this year too it’s really important to understand and take care of Earth..

  93. briezyy97 permalink
    29/03/2019 10:51 am

    I am so glad that people participate in something like this, it is so important. If only they had the same motivation to do more to save the planet everyday. Thanks for sharing!

  94. Katerinotshka permalink
    29/03/2019 11:39 am

    My town makes Earth Hour each year, we switch off our lights and stay together to see the city without lights !!

  95. Paige Bainbridge permalink
    29/03/2019 11:49 am

    Good reminder about Earth Hour and also some
    Background information about the vision and history of it. I like the idea of creating art in the dark! —Paige Bainbridge (paigebainbridge.com)

  96. Peter Michael permalink
    29/03/2019 11:53 am

    Love it! I really like the idea of making art in the dark, sounds like a ton of fun! But maybe I’ll finally take myself up on the hike I’ve always wanted to do haha! We’ll see. Good stuff!

  97. Aliya permalink
    29/03/2019 12:36 pm

    I try to be as energy efficient as possible. I’m trying to teach my daughter also why she’s young. Thanks for sharing.

  98. Kansas Bonanno permalink
    29/03/2019 2:48 pm

    I just saw a blog about the Earth Hour for the first time, so I love that you’ve given me so much information on the subject. I want to do what I can so that my children can grow up in a better world. We have been looking into hopefully switching to solar power within the next year!

  99. movingmountainswithmotherhood permalink
    29/03/2019 2:59 pm

    I just heard of Earth Hour earlier today. It was not something I was aware of before. Its crazy how something so small can make such a big difference. I will be participating in the event. Thanks!

  100. A Nation of Moms permalink
    29/03/2019 3:18 pm

    I have been wanting to do this for years, but we end up missing it. I will definitely try to do it this year!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:05 am

      I hope you do. TY!

  101. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    29/03/2019 5:41 pm

    Great facts about earth hour. I didnt know it started in 2007

  102. veryerin permalink
    29/03/2019 6:44 pm

    This sounds so cool, and it’s an important cause! I had never heard of this prior to reading your article, so thank you for sharing!

  103. sabrina barbante permalink
    30/03/2019 1:21 am

    All the initiatives aimed at rising awareness about climate changes and planet protection are good ideas, even more so if they do it putting together so many people

  104. Megan Kerry permalink
    30/03/2019 2:32 am

    Wonderful post! Thank you for bringing more awareness to Earth Hour! It’s so important for us to all remember our individual impact on the planet.

  105. honeybunnytwee permalink
    30/03/2019 6:30 am

    I try to do my part with reusable grocery bags and straws, but I should definitely control my energy consumption

  106. lauragetsrichinhealth permalink
    30/03/2019 10:42 am

    Never knew of the Earth Hour before and plan to partake in it this evening. Thanks for sharing all this wonderful, insightful information. I learned quite a bit.

  107. Samar permalink
    30/03/2019 7:41 pm

    This is the most interesting post that I read about getting motivated in the worst day of the week-Monday. hehe

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  108. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    31/03/2019 1:20 am

    It’s high time that we give back to Mother Earth on our own little ways.

  109. joliestarrett permalink
    31/03/2019 3:02 am

    Great thought provoking info! I hadn’t recognized Earth Day before.

  110. Helen Neale permalink
    31/03/2019 3:24 am

    Saving our planet is one of my reason why I am participating with earth hour each year. This is is where I show my support to this campaign and encourage others to join.

  111. Eugenia permalink
    31/03/2019 4:49 am

    Earth Hour is a great initiative that helps to raise the awareness of the importance of saving and protecting our Planet! Everyone should take an action now to build a healthy and sustainable future! Amazing post!

  112. Lore permalink
    31/03/2019 6:44 am

    We recycled plastics and newspaper in our household. A little thing we can do in our busy lives.

  113. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    31/03/2019 9:02 am

    I didn’t know about Earth Hour before. Thanks for educating me. I feel it is so important to protect the earth. Even the tiniest bit everyone does can make wonders!

  114. Nina N permalink
    31/03/2019 10:41 am

    I love this, “to galvanize people into taking action beyond the hour”. Raising awareness through collective action is very important and the earth hour serves us a reminder we have an important role to play in our every day life.

  115. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly permalink
    31/03/2019 1:27 pm

    I live in NYC and like to visit places like New York Botanical Garden or Central Park for Earth Day, I wish we would focus on these things year round, more than just one day!

  116. Dino Pebenito permalink
    31/03/2019 1:49 pm

    oh cool! Family and I recycled all plastic bottles and aluminum cans we have in the community yesterday. I hope we contributed something towards to this event!

  117. Snehal permalink
    31/03/2019 7:56 pm

    I am very excited to celebrate Earth Hour. As I have never done it before 😊

  118. amayszingblogs permalink
    31/03/2019 8:47 pm

    People need to protect our mother earth in a way of being disciplined and a little effort from us. Earth hour is one of example that we have an unity to protect our planet.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:03 am

      That is a fact and appreciated!

  119. Samar permalink
    31/03/2019 10:51 pm

    You just made my day buddy by posting about earth hour connect

    Thanks for sharing.

  120. Lydia Smith permalink
    31/03/2019 10:59 pm

    It’s such a powerful and great event. We damaged the earth so bad and I think time we make the earth clean again.

  121. artch33 permalink
    01/04/2019 12:12 am

    We also try and participate during Earth hour when we’re at home. :0)

  122. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    01/04/2019 3:05 am

    I’m so happy more people are talking about this. It’s so important to give back to the planet that gives us life.

  123. ZyraKuma permalink
    01/04/2019 4:23 am

    Woah, earth hour sounds cool. Now that’s something new you learn everyday.

  124. Shannan P permalink
    01/04/2019 4:42 am

    I love this year’s theme! Our family has been trying to do better with reducing our footprint. Earth hour has always been a great source of inspiration for us on this front.

  125. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    01/04/2019 5:33 am

    Never heard of Earth hour. Great concept and themes.

  126. anevgrung88 permalink
    01/04/2019 8:11 am

    So many things are changing in the environment because we don’t pay attention to them…

    thanks for the post!

  127. Enricoh Alfonzo permalink
    01/04/2019 10:03 am

    I had no idea about Earth Hour. Lord only knows our country needs it as we are hemorrhaging through black out & power cuts here.

  128. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    01/04/2019 10:29 am

    Reduce and reuse was our family mantra for year 2019 and I love it

  129. ogbugbu14 permalink
    01/04/2019 11:52 am

    The human race needs sonethusoof this nature, because the division among us is just too wide. I hope to be part of that mind blowing hr. Thanks for sharing.

  130. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    01/04/2019 1:39 pm

    I participate in Earth Hour every year and I urge my friends to do the same. It’s a simple gesture of appreciation towards our planet that provides us with everything that we require. We should try and do our best to conserve its resources.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:02 am

      We can all make a difference.

  131. daniefaye permalink
    01/04/2019 2:05 pm

    I’ve never heard of Earth Hour. But I’ve always been a big supporter of recycling and reusing.

  132. Norra permalink
    01/04/2019 3:27 pm

    Great article! Earth needs protection. Simple thing (I.e. recycling, or not polluting) can make a big difference.

  133. Taylor J permalink
    01/04/2019 3:54 pm

    Your posts are always super informative. Learned so much more about Earth Hour and what I can do to better protect the earth!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:00 am

      Glad it helped you.

  134. Gill Trotman permalink
    01/04/2019 4:13 pm

    Taking care of the planet we call home is extremely important to me. Global warming is real and it’s ugly but it’s ultimately up to us humans to help save the other species and planet altogether. Great post, thank you for sharing.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 3:00 am

      We are responsible for our planet. Yep

  135. Deema permalink
    01/04/2019 6:03 pm

    Anything that unites people globally in a positive manner is a beautiful thing! Great post!

  136. Porsha Carr permalink
    01/04/2019 6:13 pm

    Earth hour is super cool! I’d love to introduce this to my daughters.

  137. Matija Antonić permalink
    01/04/2019 11:15 pm

    The concept of earth hour and earth day is great, and every year more and more people are starting to participate in it, a few friends and me do try to go into nature every weekend, we need to save this planet for the next generation 😀

  138. Justyna Butler permalink
    02/04/2019 12:26 am

    There is truly nothing more powerful then bringing people together! Earth hour is such a beautiful thing!

  139. Ishani Nath permalink
    02/04/2019 1:05 am

    I think only when we all participate together to observe Earth Hour only then we can protect our planet and nature.

  140. teapartybeauty permalink
    02/04/2019 4:05 am

    I love Earth Hour, I just wish it was more often as it would make even more of an impact.

  141. Tammie permalink
    02/04/2019 5:41 am

    I’ve never heard of Earth Hour. It sounds amazing!

  142. Abu Zaid permalink
    02/04/2019 6:19 am

    I always like your motivation especially connect with earth. in my country there is tradition to stop using electricity for two ours.

  143. Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51) permalink
    02/04/2019 7:00 am

    Protecting earth is important, I never knew about the earth hour. Great information as usual.

  144. Ronnie E. permalink
    02/04/2019 10:46 am

    Oh, I’m so sorry I missed it! I’m continuously working to decrease my carbon footprint and I would have loved to celebrate Earth Day with fellow environmentalists. I’ve got it marked off for next year. 🙂

  145. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    02/04/2019 11:06 am

    I do my bit for the environment. I need to do more though. We should all take care of our planet.

  146. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    02/04/2019 5:28 pm

    Earth hour is so new to me. Sounds like a wonderful concept and thing to be involved in.

  147. Lauren Floyd permalink
    02/04/2019 5:52 pm

    I love this. We could all do more to make this earth a better place and to protect our home. It’s the only one we’ve got.

  148. Fatima D Torres permalink
    03/04/2019 4:11 am

    Great tip to go hiking. I’ve been meaning to do more that requires less energy from Earth. Marking my calendar to participate.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 2:59 am

      Been a while for me too

  149. chadden2001 permalink
    03/04/2019 6:22 am

    I think it’s really important to look after the earth all year round. I do my best to help but one person’s efforts aren’t going to make a whole lot of difference.

  150. Garf permalink
    03/04/2019 6:29 am

    I have yet to attend an Earth Hour event. Having no electricity for sometime reminds me of my childhood. We used kerosene for lights.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 2:58 am

      🙂 same…

  151. DrKLeeBanks permalink
    03/04/2019 9:38 am

    No, I had never heard of Earth Hour until reading your post! Sounds like an amazing initiative, though. I especially like this motto: Reduce, Reuse, Change the Way We Live.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 2:58 am

      Yes, it is pretty awesome. Been around for years too.

  152. lexieanimetravel permalink
    03/04/2019 10:32 am

    It’s pretty nice to see people gathering together to celebrate the Earth Hour this is really important for us to respect our mother earth and the nature. This will obviously help people to open their eyes about the situation nowadays.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 2:57 am

      I hope so too.

  153. Danica permalink
    05/04/2019 9:46 pm

    We have times that we also observe Earth hour and I shall say that it’s a truly rewarding activity to do because in that simple way, we can give back to our Mother Earth.

  154. laura permalink
    06/04/2019 4:04 am

    it’s so inspiring post that I every read, and well written as well.

  155. wishfulluxury permalink
    06/04/2019 1:14 pm

    I think we should definitely protect the thing that has sustained our lives for as long as human existence, we should definitely start giving back!

  156. Cleverly Changing (@Cleverlychangin) permalink
    08/04/2019 1:51 am

    Thank you for always sharing such great advice. This quote really spoke to me personally, “If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.” Joseph Wood Krutch

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 2:56 am

      I appreciate your feedback too

  157. Emily Fata permalink
    08/04/2019 4:25 am

    It’s so crucial for us to take care of our beautiful planet, not just for ourselves, but for future generations. The future of the world lies in our hands!

  158. tenzendude permalink
    08/04/2019 11:41 am

    More important now than ever. Always manage to find a great quote each time on your blog too. lol

  159. Adriana AC permalink
    10/04/2019 5:22 pm

    Protecting our earth is so important. This post was so indepth. I had to share it! Obsessed with your blog

  160. Nicole permalink
    16/04/2019 10:23 am

    I haven’t heard much about Earth hour before but it sounds really interesting. I try to do my best to be aware of the environment and protecting the earth. Thanks for sharing!

  161. Tomislav permalink
    22/04/2019 3:05 pm

    I always neglect to participate in this kinds of events, but it’s a great reminder of our responsibility to protect the planet and not to take our resources for granted.

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