Stirling students encouraged to ‘switch off’ for Earth Hour 2022

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The Stirling University Geography Society have encouraged students to join them in ‘switching off’ for Earth Hour on Saturday March 26 at 8:30p.m.

Organised by WWF, Earth Hour is one of the largest grassroots environmental movements. Millions of homes across the globe turn off their lights and electronics during the annual switch-off event, as a symbol of commitment and support to the planet.

The Stirling University Geography Society said: “[Earth Hour] is a chance for individuals to take part in a global movement for raising awareness in the fight of climate change.”

The society gave tips on how Stirling students can get involved in Earth Hour this year:

  • Switch off your lights and other electronics
  • Have a candlelit dinner with friends and family
  • Read a book by candle light
  • Enjoy some relaxing yoga or meditation
  • Go stargazing
  • Tag #stirgeosoc in your Earth Hour activities

Saturday March 26 at 8:30p.m marks Earth Hour 2022 (Image Credit: Stirling University Geography Society)

WWF said: “Earth Hour is more than just an hour in the dark; it is a time for reflection on ever-lasting our impact on the planet and how we can make a difference.

“Earth Hour reminds us that even small actions can make a big difference. When we make changes in our own lives to reduce our footprint, we inspire those around us to do the same. Together, we are a powerful global movement that governments and businesses can’t ignore. Our leaders have promised to put nature at the heart of climate action to secure a safer future for all of us. Now we must make sure that they deliver on their promise.

“Everyone has a part to play – and it starts with a single switch.”

More information about Earth Hour 2022 and how to get involved can be found here.

Featured Image Credit: WWF

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