March 23, 2024
This Earth Hour, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. local time, switch off your lights and #Connect2Earth to draw attention to nature loss in Canada and around the world.
In Canada, populations of more than one-half of monitored species have already declined by 83 per cent on average since 1970. Globally, we’re on track to lose 67 per cent of wildlife populations by 2020.
The causes? Habitat loss, pollution, unsustainable harvest, invasive species and climate change, which risks causing one in six species to go extinct.
“Nature underpins everything around us - from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe, to our very livelihoods and quality of life. Nature is vital for all our futures, and is one of our strongest allies against the climate crisis – and yet, the rate of global loss of nature in the last 50 years is unprecedented in human history. We’re the first generation to know we are destroying our planet. And we could be the last that can anything about it.” (earthhour.org)
Learn how to participate in Earth Hour at: Celebrate the Hour.
For resources related to Earth Hour go to: Earth Hour Toolkit.