On Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 8.30PM local time, Lindeners joined the rest of the world as they celebrated Earth Hour. The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment grew another year older as it continued to unite millions of people around the world who took part in this annual celebration. Earth Hour 2019 with its campaign ‘#Connect2Earth’ aimed to build mass awareness on why nature is important and create an unstoppable movement for nature similar to when the world came together to tackle climate change.
‘What does switching off your lights for one hour actually achieve?’ the short answer is that it shows the world that millions of people worldwide care about climate change and nature loss, and everyone has a role to play in tackling these issues. These two threats create our planet’s biggest environmental challenge yet. It is easy to put your hands up and say the stakes are stacked against us, or they are too high to try, but each of us who participated in Earth Hour decided their ambition is higher, which is what changes the game entirely. Together, we participated in creating a new future that will change the world we live in for generations to come.
Below are some highlights from the celebration in Linden which was done under the auspices of the Office of Climate Change and executed by the Mayor and Councilors of the Linden Municipality.