Our Roots & Shoots teams across Australia celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday the 24th of March as a time to switch off and support climate action. Australia is home to some of the world’s most iconic and breathtaking natural landscapes and wildlife, but like many of the natural wonders of the world, we’re facing massive threats to our biodiversity due to climate change. That’s why people in more than 180 countries switched off their lights for Earth Hour as a symbolic gesture to show the need for stronger climate action.
This year, nearly 31,000 people in Australia joined the movement including our awesome young Roots & Shoots member Tahlia, from Distance Education Centre Victoria, who made a wonderful video to remind us why it is important for everyone to participate. Our friends at the Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University also participated by making and donating sustainable soy candles to every single person who pledged to turn off their lights for Earth Hour.
Great work from our R&S groups and if the young people in your life are not already part of this movement of inspirational youth, please encourage them to sign up for R&S today. To find out more visit rootsandshoots.org.au and follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter R&S pages.