Earth Hour 2020 - Saturday 28th March - 8.30pm
Updated: Apr 3
Shout, sing, discuss, tell stories, make pictures, know the facts … how do you tell others about the things you care about and make your voice heard?
As a Young Climate Warrior when you HIT THE RED BUTTON - every time you complete a challenge – you are making your voice heard, alongside the team of Young Climate Warriors. Every time you undertake a challenge and cut your carbon emissions you are sending a message to your family and friends that says “I care about tackling climate change”.
This week, your challenge is to tell the wider world! At 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday 28thMarch, can you take part in Earth Hour, by switching off your lights for one hour with many millions of people worldwide. You might need to set an alarm to help you remember!!
Whilst your lights are off, could you have a candle-lit meal or a family game? Or wrap up warm and go outside to see the stars? If 8.30pm is a bit too late, maybe you could do part of it, or have your own Earth Hour earlier in the evening?
Remember to HIT THE RED BUTTON and tell us when you’ve completed the challenge.
There are lots of other ways you can make your VOICE heard. If you’re feeling inspired, you could:
Make your own placard – use an old cereal box, stick some paper on one side for you to create your design (keep your message short and snappy so it’s easy to read!) … tape a ruler on the back as a handle … put it in your window for passers-by to see it? Take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to share your message with the world via our website!
Find out who your MP is and write to them to tell them what you love about our planet and why you care about climate change.
Check out www.teachthefuture.uk where young people are really making their voices heard with their campaign for more climate change education in schools. In February they organised an event in Parliament where they spoke with at least 53 MPs!
You might like to watch this film, it shows many famous buildings around the world participating in Earth Hour - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/embed/p0752wtj/47763314 Remember, you’re never too young to make a difference! Greta Thunberg was nine when she started reading about climate change, eleven when she decided to take action and fifteen when she started protesting outside the Swedish parliament. When you have taken part in Earth Hour and made your voice heard, don’t forget to HIT THE RED BUTTON!