NCF inspires nature awareness, action with Earth Hour
On Saturday March 30, skylines around the world went dark as millions of people celebrated Earth Hour to show their commitment to protect the planet.
As nature declined like never before, coupled with the ever-present challenge of climate change, Earth Hour 2019 focused on raising awareness on why nature matters and inspiring global action on conserving nature.
From the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House, and the Empire State Building to Burj Khalifa, thousands of landmarks switched off their lights in solidarity for the planet, to raise the awareness about the importance of nature and encourage individuals, businesses and governments worldwide to be a part of the solutions needed to build a healthy, sustainable future – and planet – for all.
In Nigeria, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) joined the rest of the world to observe the 2019 Earth Hour at Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC).
Earth Hour is used all over the world to promote actions that mitigate climate change and sustainable living. At LCC, part of the activities of the day are Brief Introductions about the purpose of gathering, Movie Time Starring: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Earth Carpet (Video Interviews with all participants), Lights Out (between 8:30pm and 9:30pm) Candles were lit and participants chant and sang.
Earlier in the day, visitors were urged to sign the white board in support of the Earth Hour. Those who could not attend the event physically were encouraged to participate in the activity of this year’s Earth Hour by switching off lights and non-essential appliances at home between the hours of 8:30pm and 9:30pm.
In his address, NCF Director of Technical Programmes, stated that “Earth Hour is a time that has been designed, led by WWF to call people’s attention to the earth. Let us pause from our busy lifestyle and consider mother earth at least for one hour every year so that we think about our lifestyle and the impact its having on the earth. ”
Participants were also encouraged to record short video and post on social media to make the idea go viral.
In the past decade, Earth Hour has inspired millions to support and participate in critical climate and environmental initiatives, helping drive climate policy, awareness and action worldwide.
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