Lights Out! Saturday 24th at 8:30 p.m. #Connect2Earth

On Saturday 24 March 2018 at 8:30 p.m. (local timezone), 85Fifteen will join millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of our business premises and our homes for one hour as part of Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. By taking part in this global “LIGHTS OUT” event, we will be acknowledging our commitment to #Connect2Earth this Earth Hour.

As we join the world’s biggest celebration for the planet, we would like to invite you to join the movement and play a part in creating a greener and more sustainable future.

This year, Earth Hour 2018 focuses on enhancing awareness on biodiversity and sparking conversations through social media platforms. It is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every government throughout the world to connect the dots between climate change and biodiversity loss and making it relevant to people by highlighting the consequences and triggering action. It is a call to take responsibility for our environmental impact and join a growing international community who are committed to leading global environmental change.

Earth Hour 2018 is calling on individuals around the world to shine a light on the myriad of wildlife and its habitats on social media platforms. From Twitter to Facebook, Telegram to Wechat, ignite conversations and learn as you share. Hop on to connect2earth.org and see what others have to say. Let yourself engage in interactive and informative conversations; you might just find someone that shares the same concerns and passion you have on biodiversity!

Earth Hour began as a single-city initiative in Sydney, Australia back in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement with hundreds of millions of people from more than 7,000 cities and towns in over 180 countries and territories across every continent switching off their lights and joining the movement to create tangible environmental outcomes.

Help us make sure the lights do actually go out at 8.30 p.m. on March 24, by switching off all non-essential office lights and unplugging non-essential equipment before leaving the building on Thursday.

In addition, we would like to encourage everyone to take at look at the WWF climate projects on www.earthhour.org and also participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights at home during the event.

Share the moment with family and friends and consider how you can reduce your ecological footprint with a commitment to an action that benefits the planet beyond the hour.