ISS supports Earth Hour! Top 5 ways you can celebrate the movement

As a symbol of commitment to the planet, on Saturday 24th of March from 8.30pm to 9.30 (local time zone) millions of people, thousands of communities and businesses will turn off their lights for one hour to support WWF’s Earth Hour.

Starting as a symbolic “lights out” event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring people in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible climate action.

With our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to our operations, and strategic ambition of being recognized as an environmental leader, ISS is a strong supporter of environmental movements, such as, and including Earth Hour.

Our dedication, however, goes beyond that one hour a year. By moving to more energy efficient buildings and through the ISS Green Offices Programme we have reduced our electricity consumption by 8% from 2016 to 2017. While this is an important milestone, it is not enough. As climate change accelerates – our response needs to grow too.

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Changing behaviors for a greener planet

By changing our behavior, as companies and individuals, we can reduce our environmental footprint by using resources efficiently and disposing our waste responsibly.

Even small steps can make a big difference, so let’s be even more aware of turning off lights, switching off the computer when we go home and segregating our waste.

If we duplicate those small efforts many times, we can have a huge collective impact on reducing our footprint. We all need to lead this initiative. Only together we can achieve our ambitions and fulfill our goals.

How you can celebrate Earth Hour 2018

Turn off the lights for Earth Hour 2018 means showing your commitment to the planet—and turning on the fun at home.

Author:

Joseph Nazareth
Head of Group Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Corporate Responsibility

 

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