Earth Hour: Saturday 23 March at 8:30pm

By Butterboom Writers  /  March 20, 2013

WWF invites Hong Kong to switch off its lights for Earth Hour.

EarthHourHongKongThe Peak during Earth Hour 2012 and as it is normally.

Earth Hour is a global initiative set up by WWF that invites individuals, businesses, communities and governments to turn off all of their non-essential electric lights in support of a sustainable future. On Saturday 23 March at 8:30pm, people all around the world will switch off their lights, to save energy and say that they are ready to adopt a more environmentally friendly, low-carbon lifestyle.

There are countless ways to save energy and save money at the same time. WWF have suggested some ideas that we can easily work into our everyday lives; turning our fridges down to a constant 3 degrees lowers their energy consumption, switching our mobiles off when we sleep reduces the amount that they need charging and by using energy-efficient laptops or, even better, tablets, instead of power hungry desktop computers.

More and more companies in the fashion and beauty industries are working hard to improve their environmental impact too, and we can become responsible shoppers by getting involved with them. Many major brands are sourcing eco-friendly fabrics for their collections, and the sustainable Swedes at H&M have taken it one step further with their Conscious garment collection points. They take your old clothes and give you an H&M voucher in return.

Can you think of any small things we can do that would make a make a big difference? Are there any schemes or local enterprises that are doing their bit that we should know about? We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions, please email us at

01_Cultural CentreClocktower_Off_Joe CheungThe Clock Tower and Cultural Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui during Earth Hour 2012.

EarthHour13_img3The Clock Tower and Cultural Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui during normal illuminations.


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