[This is an archived news story. For up to date information on Earth Hour please click here.]
This year’s WWF Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on Saturday 31st March 2012. Eco-Congregation Scotland is working with WWF Scotland to promote this tevent to churches which encourages people to switch off their lights for one hour.
WWF Scotland say:
WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that’s quickly turned into a global phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the planet.
But it’s not to save an hour’s electricity. It’s something much bigger. WWF’s Earth Hour is about people coming together to put the focus on this brilliant world we all share – and how we need to protect it. Not just for an hour a year, but every day
Eco-Congregation Scotland says:
We would like all churches to take part in Earth Hour (you don’t need to be an eco-congregation) as a sign to the wider community that care for creation matters. Climate change is a justice issue – our misuse of natural resources has a much greater effect on poor people in developing countries than on us.
Even if your church buildings are usually closed on a Saturday evening, we’d like you to consider holding a short, candle-lit Earth Hour service . By promoting your service through local newspapers, newsletters, posters etc, you can make connections with new people and local organisations.
To download the the Eco-Congregation / WWF – Earth Hour tool kit (PDF file) click here.
You may be able to view it online by clicking here.