Millions of people, businesses and landmarks around the globe will mark Earth Hour this year on Saturday 25 March between 8.30 – 9.30pm wherever they are. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour. The first event was held in Sydney and now it has become a movement engaging more than 178 countries and territories across seven continents and even aboard the International Space Station.
At 8.30 pm on 25 March all are invited to turn off their lights and reflect on how we might use our voices, our resources and our power to help bring about positive changes for the environment, especially to slow climate change and its devastating effects.
The 2016 Brigidine Congregational Forum document states, “In these perilous times on our planet we have been inspired to listen more deeply to the one cry of Earth and her peoples”.
Brigidine Sisters, their associates and colleagues are encouraged to mark Earth Hour 2017 by considering the part each may play “in bringing to birth a deep understanding of our interconnectedness with the sacred in all life.”