There is a huge call to action on climate change in 2015. With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) being held in Paris at the end of the year, the effects of climate change hitting closer to home and risk increasing for businesses that continue to ignore it, climate change is firmly on the agenda.
Saturday 28th March is WWF’s annual Earth Hour; it's their drive to raise awareness about the need for action on climate change. It is a worldwide call to turn off the lights for just one hour. In the UK it takes place between 8.30 and 9.30pm.
Club Workspace is taking part in the campaign and need your help to keep the lights off in all their 24 hour Club Workspaces - Southbank, Clerkenwell, Chiswick and Chancery Lane.
’Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement by WWF to unite people to take action for the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage hundreds of millions of supporters, individuals and organisations alike, in more than 7000 cities and towns in over 162 countries and territories worldwide’’ Earth Hour.
Not planning on working on Saturday night? Why not take part at home?
Turning off the lights at home for Earth Hour will save energy and carbon and is an opportunity to see things differently. Check out the Earth Hour website and see how to get involved, at http://www.earthhour.org/ and http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/.
Are you on Twitter?
The global hashtag on Twitter is #YourPower and #EarthHourUK.
The global tagline for Earth Hour 2015 is ‘Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change at earthhour.org’.
And let us know if you are going to take part through our twitter handle @ThePlanetMark.
Take a look at the incredible 2015 Earth Hour video to get inspired.
Camilla is Communications Manager at Planet First who are based at Club Workspace Southbank. Planet First is a London based sustainability consultancy and founder of The Planet Mark, a sustainability certification for businesses, buildings, properties and projects. Read their Club profile here.