Bishop Terry is encouraging people in our diocese to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday March 27.
“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Industrial waste and chemical products utilized in cities and agricultural areas can lead to bioaccumulation in the organisms of the local population, even when levels of toxins in those places are low. Frequently no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected.” (Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’, On the Care of Our common Home #21)
These dramatic words of Pope Francis come as a wake-up call to us all. We need to do all we can to draw attention to our need to respect and protect the earth, our common home.
I strongly recommend to all who read this to participate in Earth Hour on March 27 as a sign both our personal awareness of the present state of our earth and act of solidarity with all who care about our common home.
What Is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest movements for our planet. Millions of people around the world switch off their lights to show they care about the future of our planet – our common home.
Joining Earth Hour’s switch off reminds us that even small actions can make a big difference.
When we make changes in our own lives, and when we share that with others, we also inspire the people around us to change – and we help grow a movement that businesses and governments can’t ignore.
Why Is Earth Hour So Important In 2021?
2021 is the start of an important decade for climate and nature action. This year, leaders from across the world will make decisions that will impact our futures. By 2030, nature and wildlife could be recovering all around us. We could have green jobs, cleaner air and a healthier future for the next generation.
Everyone has a part to play in making that happen. And it all starts with a single switch. Will you join the movement?
How To Take Part
Millions of homes across the world will switch off their non-essential lights for one hour on Saturday March 27 at 8.30pm.
Take action for our planet with the World Wildlife Fund’s My Footprint app. Sign up for a challenge and discover how you can make a difference, one step at a time.