Alongside their usual proposal (for everyone to turn off their electricity for an hour in the year as a symbolic gesture to try reducing our dependence on the planet’s resources), Earth Hour have come up with another amazing idea – I Will if You Will.
Individuals pledge certain gestures, in exchange for a group of people doing something else to cut down their carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly.
Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in 2007 to the world’s largest campaign for the planet, uniting hundreds of millions of people across 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories.
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And because I can’t decide what I will do, here’s what I propose – you tell me what you can do this year to be more energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint, and we’ll work out a deal. It can be something as small as a batch of cookies or a cake, to something silly or funny, whatever we decide!
What do you think? Send me your ideas and thoughts as comments, or as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s see what we can come up with!