On March 26th, Observe Earth Hour’s Unmissable ‘Virtual Spotlight’

Mar 18, 2022by Olivia - F&F

Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on March 26th, the lights of the world will switch off for Earth Hour. This year’s ‘Virtual Spotlight’ is set to be an unmissable online event that will engage millions of people around the globe — make sure you get involved!

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Earth Hour 2022 | Bringing Awareness To Nature & Biodiversity Loss

Earth Hour is an hour dedicated to our planet! It’s more than just a symbol of support, it’s a global movement to bring attention to the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. Earth Hour is an unmissable opportunity to put the spotlight on our world leaders to take sufficient action, especially in the lead up to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (15th Conference of the Parties) in Kunming, China.

Nature and biodiversity is the key theme for Earth Hour 2022, as well as the focus for the UN CBD COP 15. Phase two of this conference is taking place from the 25th of April to the 8th of May, 2022. This conference will shape the next decade of action to protect nature and biodiversity. This is why Earth Hour is the perfect opportunity to create public pressure for the decision makers attending this conference.

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When Did Earth Hour Start?

Did you know that the world’s first Earth Hour took place in Sydney? On the 31st of March, 2007, more than 2.2 million people switched off their lights to demonstrate their concern for climate change. After just one year, the Earth Hour movement skyrocketed to 50 million people in 35 countries! Major landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, and even the Colosseum, went dark for one hour. 

In the years leading up to now, the Earth Hour movement has helped to protect Russia’s oceans from oil pollution; create the first-ever Earth Hour forest in Uganda; establish Argentina’s largest marine protected area; impose Russia’s 10-year freeze on oil projects in the Arctic; protect 5 million sq km of marine ecosystems in French Polynesia, and much more. Then, in 2021, people in 192 countries united in the first-ever Earth Hour Virtual Spotlight!

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How To Participate In Earth Hour’s Virtual Spotlight

By now, we’re probably all aware of how to observe Earth Hour! But, if you need a reminder, Earth Hour is about switching off all non-essential appliances, devices, lights, and switches for one hour — from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m — on the 26th of March, 2022.

Due to the pandemic, Earth Hour is focussing on its Virtual Spotlight. In the hour that the world switches off their lights, Earth Hour will drop a must-see video to create an unmissable, global reaction. To take part, Earth Hour is encouraging all of us to share this video on social media to create a ‘virtual spotlight’! 

If you participate in Earth Hour 2022 — use #EarthHour on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 

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Light Up Your Home With Natural Candles During Earth Hour!

We love observing Earth Hour because it’s a nice way to switch off — literally and figuratively — from our chaotic lives. The best way to do this is with a few natural candles, a cup of Tea, or even a glass of wine! 

We have some beautiful, non-toxic Soy Candles here at F&F. They contain zero toxins, carcinogens, pollutants and petrol-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles, which means they’re less likely to trigger allergies.

Some of our favourites include candles from Ecoya and Maison Blanche, as well as some of our newer, unique additions from Salt and Rainbows and Orchard St. We also love the mini double wick candles from Mojo Candle Co, like the Ceramic Maison Candle.

Will you participate in Earth Hour on March 26th? Earth Hour isn’t just an hour that we switch our lights off, it’s an opportunity to join one of the world's largest environmental grassroots movements and bring about positive change. For more information about how to participate, please visit Earth Hour’s website

There’s a lot of amazing events happening in March — take a look at some more down below!

Do Your Bit This Clean Up Australia Day

World Wildlife Day

Global Recycling Day

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