Earth hour

Millions of people switched their lights off for one hour on Saturday.
Millions of people will switch their lights off for one hour this Saturday.
Chicken tikka masala and fish and chips are among the dishes that could cease to exist as we know them.
Chicken tikka masala and fish and chips are among the dishes that could cease to exist as we know them.
When I joined the Earth Hour team at the beginning of the year, I suspected my time at WWF would not be your ordinary internship, and I'm happy to say I was 100% right!
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I've been an environmentalist for 25 years now... Some people might think I'm a bit of a fanatic. Jeremy Clarkson would, no doubt, belittle my desire for a greener, healthier world for this and future generations by saying I'm an 'arty-farty, Lycra-clad cycling leftie-weftie who knits his own muesli' - or, more likely, would just punch me in the face. But I don't care. Because I know that unless every one of us does our bit (and is clearly told what 'our bit' is), we face a very unpleasant future.
On Saturday, 29th of March, many westerners switched off their lights to celebrate Earth Hour. The Big Ben, Times Square in New York and the Kremlin in Moscow were just a few of the iconic landmarks that joined millions of people who dimmed their lights to raise awareness about saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.
We all need to do our bit to look after it. It's not always easy being green but there's loads of things we can all do to do our bit. To show my support for the planet this Saturday I'll be heading down to London's Southbank Centre to take part in WWF's annual event Earth Hour.