Make a stand against climate change by getting involved in Earth Hour 2016. By turning off your power you can save huge amounts of energy and positively impact the earth!

The Mosman Youth View Finders feel very strongly about protecting and preserving our environment and want YOU to join us in switching off lights and power for Earth Hour 2016. The Earth Hour initiative is a global event occurring on the 19th of March from 8:30-9:30pm. Earth Hour usually includes turning off all of your house lights but this year View Finders is challenging you to go ENERGY FREE for this whole hour. We are also challenging you to to take the next step and reduce energy consumption in your day to day lives. This includes turning off TV’s, computers, appliances, and not using hot water.

This is an important event that unites the world to take a stand to protect our environment, by reducing energy consumption and carbon pollution that leads to climate change. Climate change effects us all so it is our job to do something about it.

Earth hour isn’t just about getting involved in 60 minutes, it’s about increasing awareness about the environmental impact we have using electricity. We hope this event will encourage you to not only turn off your lights for an hour but to decrease the amount of unnecessary power you use in general.

Tips for going energy free during Earth Hour

  • Go back to playing board games – Articulate, Uno, Monopoly and Cranium are some of our favorites, or play a card game!
  • Read a book (candle light is a must)
  • Draw, paint or get artistic!
  • Go for a walk with your dog or exercise.
  • Have a candlelit dinner
  • Bond with family and friends – games like 2 truths and a lie are a great way to find out new things about those closest to you

Tips for reducing energy in your day to day life

  • Turn of all lights as you exit rooms
  • Make use of natural light when possible
  • Turn off electronics at the power point and turn off appliances when your not using them
  • Walk or ride your bike to school or work every so often
  • Wear a jumper or use blankets instead of heating in your home
  • Power down, hibernate or sleep computers when not in use
  • Replace standard incandescent bulbs with energy efficient ones

These are just a few tips to help you join us this Earth Hour! 1 in 3 Australians participate in Earth Hour and we need YOU to make the difference this year – BE BOTHERED!

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If you’d like to get involved or find out more about the View Finders group click here!