Saturday, 28 March 2015

8 personal challenges for #EarthHourUK @wwf_uk. 2016

On 19th March, at 8.30pmFruits of Success will be joining forces with thousands of businesses globally as they show their support. 
Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year. In 2014, a record-breaking 162 countries and 7000 towns and cities joined the world’s biggest celebration for our planet.
We can all benefit from switching off our electronic devices once in a while ,and do some thinking or just be.

 Fruits of Success is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

Promo-poster.jpg (2480×3507) How much do our wasteful actions cost planet earth?

 I confess most of the time I barely give a thought  to when I flick the switch and the light comes on, kettle boils, the shower heats up etc.

By the inch it’s a cinch by the yard it’s hard !

 As it’s #Earthhour day today here are just 8 actions an eco-conscious friend has set me as a target.

                                 Care to respond to these challenges and  join me?

1. Green your commute/travel

So walk, cycle or take the train/bus whenever you can. You'll save money and get into better shape! If you can't go car-free, try carpooling , car sharing, and use the smallest, most fuel-efficient vehicle possible.

2. Be energy efficient
You already switch off lights (well I confess I need to start with this) — what's next? Change light bulbs to compact fluorescent or LEDs. Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use. Wash clothes in cold or warm (not hot) water. Dryers are energy hogs, so hang dry when you can. Install a programmable thermostat. Look for the Energy performance label when buying new appliances.

3. Eat wisely
Buy organic and locally grown foods.  Support Farm Markets. Avoid processed items. Grow some of your own food. And eat low on the food chain — at least one meat-free meal a day — since 18 % of greenhouse gas emissions come from meat and dairy production.

4. Trim your waste
Garbage buried in landfills produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Keep stuff out of landfills by composting kitchen scraps and garden trimmings, and recycling paper, plastic, metal and glass. Pack a recyclable /reusable back with you. Let supermarket store managers and manufacturers know you want products with minimal or recyclable packaging.

5. Fly less -this one is tough one for me !
Air travel leaves behind a huge carbon footprint. Before you book your next airline ticket, consider greener options such as buses or trains, or try a holiday closer to home. You can also stay in touch with people by video-conferencing, which saves time as well as travel and accommodation costs.

6. Get informed and learn more about the issue
Follow the latest news about climate change.
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet. Last year was the biggest yet, with hundreds of millions of people taking part across a record 162 countries and 7,000 towns and cities alongside world famous landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to Times Square in New York. In 2015 Earth Hour will be held on 28th March 2015 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

7. Get involved
Take a few minutes to contact your political representatives ( it’s election time) and the media to tell them you want immediate action on climate change. Remind them that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will also build healthier communities, spur economic innovation and create new jobs. And next time you're at the polls, vote for politicians who support effective climate policies.

Join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #EarthHourUK @wwf_uk.

8. Support and Donate
Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a key role to play,’ 

Everyone can sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour 2015. For more information and to sign up please visit

Climate Change Video Clip

Last year, in the UK, over 9 million people took part, sending out a united message of support.

To celebrate Earth Hour 2015, join me in the simple act of Switching off all non-essential lights  at 8.30pm on 28th March for the hour

About WWF

WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, with more than five million supporters and a global network active in more than one hundred countries. Through our engagement with the public, businesses and government, we focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive.  Find out more about our work, past and present at


It's always good to switch off once in a while - Why not join me 8.30 pm tonight ?

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