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Promise for the Planet for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is the biggest movement to protect the planet, and last year over 9 million people in the UK alone took part by switching off the lights for an hour to show their support for the planet.
This year Earth Hour is asking us all to go above and beyond the symbolic gesture of turning out light’s out to show our support for the planet  and asking us to “Make a Promise for the Planet”.

It’s a great way to remind us that our support for the planet can be demonstrated each and every day in the choices we make and in our actions, and that our actions matter.

Here are some of the promises WWF are suggesting:

  • Refuse plastic cutlery
  • Use a re-usable cup
  • Turn washing to 30C
  • Get an electric vehicle
  • Re-use of compost leftover food
  • Switch to green energy (check out Ecotricity or Good Energy if you are in the UK)
  • Become a flexitarian (reducing meat consumption and eating more plant based foods)

If you’re already doing all of these (go you!) then you can also make up your own – here are some suggestions from me:

  • Refuse plastic straws
  • Switch to an ethical bank account (e.g. Triodos)
  • Walk or bike for any journey less than 2 miles
  • Ditch the tumble drier
  • Refuse bottled water
  • Switch your lightbulbs to LEDs
  • Gift experiences rather than things


What will you do?

Make sure you visit the Earth Hour website to make your promise – for every one made, WWF get a £1 donation from Aeriel, and as I write this there are over 33,500 promises made!
Once you’ve made your promise, do pop back and share it in the comments, or in the Facebook group – let’s see how many we can get to!

PS. I’m doing a FB live in my A Make Do and Mend Life FB group at 1pm (GMT) on Friday 23rd March – do come and join me and I’ll be sharing some more ideas for simple actions that matter.




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  • Reply LovelyLu April 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I really enjoyed Earth Hour. Our town hosted a wonderful event.

  • Reply Nicky Bradshaw March 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you for all your great suggestions for Earth Hour. I have pledged to avoid all plastic packaging wherever possible since as a family we are already doing most of the others – as I expect most of the people reading your blog are!

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