Living SustainablyIssue 8 - May 2008
On 29 March 2008, 24 global cities around the world turned off their lights for one hour between 8 pm and 9 pm for Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take simple steps to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.
In 2008 the NSW Government was a major sponsor of Earth Hour through its Climate Change Fund. The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (DECC) is also running a complementary campaign to encourage the community to, 'Learn how to make it last a lifetime' by accessing a wealth of simple ways to live sustainably available on the Our Environment, It's a Living Thing website.
To learn how to make Earth Hour last a lifetime: