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What will you do for Earth Hour Day? Our planet needs us now more than ever…
Every year, at 8:30pm on the last Saturday of March, millions across the globe turn off their lights as a stand against over-consumption. Designed to be a catalyst for urgent change, not just a symbolic show of support, this event calls on people from every walk of life to help.
If you’re a Postgraduate environmental science student or engineering student at the University of Bolton, this subject is already close to your heart. But anyone who takes an interest in sustainable practices is also encouraged to take part.
Our MRes Environmental Management programme supports a number of professional pathways, including risk assessment, hazardous substances, environmental media, project management and meteorology. All of which contribute to a safer, more sustainable planet for all.
If you’re working or studying in this field, or you simply care about preserving the planet for future generations, Earth Hour 2021 is your time to switch off and speak up.
“Ah hour can change decades”
Over the years, homes and businesses across the world have turned off their lights, launching entire streets, towns and cities into darkness. Not only is this an unmissable sight, but it sends a very important message about the use of fossil fuels.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Earth Hour event is about more than just hitting those switches though. Its main goal is to spread the word about greener, more responsible living.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Step 1) Follow Earth Hour on social
• Instagram - @EarthHourOfficial
• Facebook - @EarthHour
• Twitter - @EarthHour
• YouTube - Earth Hour
Step 2) Look out for the Earth Hour video, due to be posted on the night of Earth Hour on March 27th (available across all of their social pages)
Step 3) Share the video and use the hashtag #EarthHour
Why Earth Hour Day matters in 2021
The WWF Earth Hour event concerns everyone, not just people with environmental science careers.
Later this year, world leaders are going to come together to set the environmental agenda for the next decade and beyond. Critical decisions will be made about climate action, and this will directly impact the fate of humanity and the preservation of our planet.
Every share, every video, and every discussion matters. About promoting this event, the WWF said:
“Happening just months prior, Earth Hour 2021 could be a spotlight moment that puts the state of our planet at the centre of international conversations.
Together, we can speak up for nature and build the momentum and public awareness needed to push world leaders into action.”
Help us promote Earth Day 2021!
For anyone working in environmental engineering or environmental science jobs, this year’s virtual event is a must. You can also promote eco-living and sustainable practices by having meaningful conversations with friends and family.
Start off by sharing this article on your social media. Then lead by example by reducing your own consumption.
What everyone can do for Earth Hour:
• Save energy by turning off multiple entertainment devices and spending time with family members in the same room
• Set a timer on your phone to keep your showers short (and buy an efficient showerhead)
• Fix any leaky taps in your home and never keep taps running while brushing your teeth
• Cut down on meat and dairy consumption and shop for seasonal vegetables
Share this blog post using the hashtag #EarthHour to get the ball rolling for Saturday 27th March! We hope to see you there!
Or to find out more about upskilling for environmental science careers, visit our MRes Environmental Management course page.
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