Engage your families, friends, and neighbors in making small changes that have big a big impact on your CO2 footprint—and also save energy and money. Do this by:
At the end of the project, on the Record Your Project page, you'll log:
Replace Light bulbs
Brighten up the Earth's future in a few easy steps!
Participate in Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global celebration of the planet that encourages individuals, communities, businesses, and governments to turn off non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one designated hour each year. Join this symbolic action to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage sustainable lifestyle habits: turn off the lights from 8:30–9:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013.
More than 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2012, sending a powerful message for action to save the planet. The year marked the continuation of the movement going Beyond the Hour, with more than 200,000 individuals accepting I Will If You Will challenges on YouTube to turn their symbolic action for the planet into an ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.
Check out the Official Earth Hour 2013 video. Get more facts and register to participate on the Earth Hour site, in addition to recording your project with Girl Scouts Forever Green. Got great Earth Hour photos or YouTube video links? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you plan an event for this special hour and inspire local landmarks to turn off their lights, you'll dream up lots of fun things to do in the dark!
Think of the impact 20,000, 30,000, or even 40,000 girls in your area might have when everyone is doing the same thing at the same time! Girl Scouts of Colorado got the state capitol to go dark, and girls holding glow sticks formed a giant GS on the steps. Talk about creating visibility! What can you envision? And remember, Girl Scouts can go beyond the hour by making a pledge of ongoing sustainable action for the year ahead.
How can Girl Scouts “Go Beyond the Hour” to Save Energy?
By carrying out additional ways to conserve and save energy, you can make the symbolism of Earth Hour come alive throughout the year and create significant positive environmental impact. Consider the following:
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