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  • PicturePlaceholder WWF’s Earth Hour 1
  • WWFs Earth HourWhat is Earth Hour?• One hour of darkness on March 23 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm• A chance to get people together to protect the environment• Sending a message to people in charge that we need to make changes in how we treat our brilliant planet 2
  • WWFs Earth HourEarth Hour 2012switch offs in numbers• Global event with over 152 countries• Over 3,500 schools in the UK• Over 7.8 million people across the world 3 View slide
  • WWFs Earth HourWho has taken part in the past?• Dougie from McFly, Jamie Oliver, Charlie Brooks from ‘I’m A Celebrity’, Gordon Ramsay and Olympic Double Gold Medalist Andy Triggs Hodge• André Kuipers, a WWF Ambassador, took our message to outer space by switching lights off at the International Space Station! 4 View slide
  • WWFs Earth HourOur aims for Earth Hour 2013• We want a brighter future for our friends and family• As we switch off our lights, we are focusing on the kind of energy we use – those used to power our cars, Xboxes and laptops• Our planet needs us to move away from dirty fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy that work with nature, like solar and wind power 5
  • WWFs Earth HourWhy should YOU take part?• By getting involved you are becoming a part of something to make that change a reality, not just for one hour but beyond!• Everyone can make a difference to help save our planet, and children have a key role to play as this is your future• It’s also a fun way to get together with friends and family to show you care about the Earth 6
  • WWFs Earth Hour 7
  • WWFs Earth HourHow will YOU spend your Hour ofDarkness!?We’ve had some greatsuggestions this year, suchas:•Tell each other scary storiesunder torchlight•Glow in the dark facepainting•Try writing your name insparklers (be careful!)•Watch your favourite moviewith your best mate 8
  • WWFs Earth HourThings you can do at your school1. Celebrate with a “Wear it bright” day where you come to school in your very brightest clothes!2. Hold your own Earth Hour where you switch off all your lights and whiteboards!3. Go outside and do 60 minutes of activities in nature – go for a walk, tidy up your growing area, do a tree survey, look for signs of spring!4. Each class could do an energy audit and think about how you could save energy!5. Create some posters to tell your parents and carers all about Earth Hour! 9
  • WWFs Earth HourSign up and take part in 2013! 10
  • WWFs Earth Hour 11