Earth Hour is a global initiative that invites individuals, businesses, governments and communities to turn off their lights for one hour - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 - to show support for environmentally sustainable action. In the United States, Earth Hour is partnering with the Girl Scouts to bring the movement to life.
This is a unique opportunity for girls to see how small, deliberate efforts by many people working together add up to big results. Last year, over 128 countries participated! Girls could email, call or text one another and family members to remind them to turn off their lights at the appropriate time. Or troops can get together for a night hike or campfire to contemplate the one thing we all have in common -- our planet.
The Earth Hour collaboration is one part of the Girl Scouts' broader commitment
to environmental sustainability. Girl Scouts across the country are
taking activities beyond the hour by installing ENERGY STAR????-qualified or other
energy-efficient light bulbs in homes, schools and businesses during the month