What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is an annual event held throughout the world - and in Bermuda is organised by Greenrock.

The first ever Earth Hour was held in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and here in Bermuda Greenrock organised the first celebration in 2008.

Earth Hour seeks to raise awareness about climate change and the need for sustainable solutions for our planet. It is primarily a symbolic event - and this is the purpose for the symbolic switching off of lights while also 'lighting up' the streets with people power. The idea is to both highlight the role of energy use in contributing to global climate change, encourage energy conservation, and demonstrate that the people have the power to make a difference when it comes to climate change and its impact in Bermuda.

As part of Greenrock's celebration of Earth Hour, we hold a fun-filled event, this year at City Hall, along with a family friendly 5k Glow Fun Walk and Run throughout the streets of the City of Hamilton.

Earth Hour is also an important fundraiser for Greenrock - funds raised for this event help support the general administration of our organisation, allowing us to focus donor monies on our environmental education programmes, while also allowing us to be Bermuda's premiere sustainability NGO.

Going Beyond Earth Hour

Earth Hour itself is just one hour - held on the Saturday closest to the Spring Equinox. However, it is also a rallying call for all of us to 'go beyond the hour'. Climate change and the challenge of sustainability is not restricted to one hour a year - the challenge is constant, and this event helps support us in rising to the challenge.

How can you go beyond Earth Hour?

Firstly, you can support Greenrock through volunteering or donating to us.

Secondly, there are steps you can take in your personal life to be more green.

Thirdly, at the workplace you can join your Green Team to help make sure your workplace is doing its part to be more sustainable. And if you don't have a Green Team, that's okay - we can help you start one!

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