It’s Earth Hour tonight. What began as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney over 11 years ago, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.
As a child of immigrants, I feel that Earth Hour is every day. We are always conserving energy and turning the lights off, even if we are in the room. But I remember the first time me and my roommates turned off our lights for Earth Hour. We still watched TV but just in the dark. Meanwhile, one of my colleagues at the time didn’t use any electricity and talked to his mother on the phone for the hour. Whatever capacity people celebrate Earth Hour I hope they realize that by joining the movement and combating climate change, one person can make a difference in this world.