Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet Hardcover by Nanette Heffernan
Kids around the world use electric energy to do all kinds of things--adults do, too! From cleaning the clothes we play in, to lighting up our dinner tables, to keeping us warm and toasty when the weather is cold, electricity is a huge part of our lives. Unfortunately, it can also have a big impact on our planet.
Earth Hour--a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability--takes place each March and is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). During Earth Hour, individuals, communities, and businesses in more than 7,000 cities turn off nonessential electric lights for one hour. Across each continent--from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China to the Statue of Liberty--one small act reminds all of us of our enormous impact on planet Earth.
We believe that small actions change the world. With every sponge cloth, an average household of 2-3 people can eliminate the use of up to 40+ paper towel rolls yearly.
So what does that mean?
When cutting back on the use of paper towels, you are eliminating the use of plastic packaging, r educing the demand for paper that can contribute to deforestation, habitat loss and wildlife endangerment, and romoting the use of reusable products and a sustainable way of living!