Getting ready for #EH2013! What will you do save the planet? #IWIYW #EarthHour #filming
WWF says 2.8 million people in Hong Kong participated in the year’s Earth Hour event, according to a survey conducted by TNS. The majority of participants showed commitment to sustainable living beyond the hour, with all Earth Hour participants pledging to take future action toward a more sustainable living. Around 77% said they would turn off lights when not in use, 64% would replace old light bulbs and 61% would turn off appliances when not being used.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voices support for #EarthHour 2012. “Turning off our lights is a symbol of our commitment to sustainable energy for all,” UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon said. “We need to fuel our future with clean, efficient and affordable energy. By acting together today, we can power a brighter tomorrow."
We’re handing our Instagram account over to the Earth Hour global community, to inspire one another to go beyond the hour everyday. Tag your shots #YourPlanet to be featured on our wall and our Facebook page. They can be Earth Hour images, or any shots that envision a more sustainable world. Everyday we’ll select an image, so let’s see the world unite to protect the planet.
The statement - image by @rkarlts in Indonesia. What are you willing to do to save the planet? All our actions, both big and small, add up to change the world we live in. Take an image of you completing your own #IWIYW challenge or one you accepted for #EarthHour 2012. Dare the World to Save the Planet