Introducing the Earth Hour Forest
Condensed by Native Village
Earth Hour 2013 will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30PM
The World: Earth Hour is the worldís largest environmental campaign.
In 2012, more than 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories
supported Earth Hour by switching off their lights. This powerful
message is a major call for action to save the planet.
The Earth Hour Global Team
is based in Singapore. They coordinate campaign operations across the world
by working with
teams and partners in more than 152
countries. Earth Hour happens because committed people work tirelessly to get lights switched off.
In addition, more than 200,000 people have accepted the
I Will If You Will challenges on YouTube. They're making an ongoing
commitment to our planet and a sustainable future.
Earth Hour is the largest movement for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities, 152 countries with a digital reach of 200 million. Earth Hour is much, much more than a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour; itís a continuous movement driving actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in.
This year, the world's first
Earth Hour Forest will be created
to fight deforestation in the East African country of Uganda.
Every month, more than 6000 hectares of forest is destroyed, most
for wood fuel. The rapid
deforestation rate is threatening to wipe out the entire green cover
'Pearl of Africa'.
So far, Earth Hour has secured
more than 2,700 hectares of land. Their goal is to fill it with at
least 500,000 indigenous trees as part of the Earth Hour 2013
campaign. Businesses, government officials and individuals are
taking up the challenge. Leading the way is Standard Chartered
Bank - Uganda, which has already committed to plant 250,000 trees.
Uganda's Minister of State for Environment has personally pledged to
Fun from Earth Hour!
Virtual Lantern Customize your very own
virtual lantern to show your
support for Earth Hourís lights
out campaign. Choose from a
variety of colors, and decorate
it with your own special
touches. Make sure you share
your creation with your friends
to help spread the word.
If 100,000 people play the Ocean
Clean Clean Up game, Pocoyo will
collect ocean debris. Get
involved and together with
Pocoyo, teach your kids about
preserving our oceans by keeping
them clean and healthy!
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