11, Mar

Earth Hour 2013 – 23 March 8.30pm

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Earth Hour 2013 – Uniting People to Protect the Planet – will be held on Saturday 23 March at 8:30pm-9:30pm wherever you are in the world. So save the date and keep coming back to earthhour.org and earthhour.org.au to see the world unite to protect the planet.

There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. In fact, change is already underway.

The Earth Hour phenomenon was started in Australia and embraced by the world. Earth Hour is a gathering of the global community to show what one simple idea can achieve, and what one person’s actions can inspire. Thanks to your support, it has become the largest global movement for the environment. It is much, much more than a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour; it’s a continuous movement driving real actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in. From new legislation in the Russian parliament to better protect seas from oil pollution, to the initiation of two huge reforestation projects in Africa – the impact of Earth Hour is widespread and real.

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Together in this great work we stand,
ev’ry race, age and creed.
Together in this great work!
We speak for life, we hope to heal.
We care for earth, all that is real
Together in this great work!
Together in this great work!

Star-gazers, gardeners, teachers are we.
Artists, poets and friends, scientists,
mystics and lovers of life;
standing as one for the earth;
coming together as earth.

Sea-watchers, prophets and dreamers are we.
Inventors, healers and crones,
homesteaders, dancers and keepers of seed.
standing as one for the earth;
coming together as earth.

– Jan Novotka

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Click here for a Prayer and Reflection on Earth Hour 2013 prepared by Anne Shay pbvm.

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Creator God, we praise you for the wonder of human life and of all your creation.
Help us to treasure these gifts and live gratefully in our universe.

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