Earth Hour 2023: Join the Biggest Hour for Earth in Belize

by Khaila Gentle
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On Saturday, March 25, at 8:30pm local time, countries and national monuments across the globe will collectively switch off all the lights. Earth Hour – which has become known as the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment – is back again this year and takes place this weekend.

Earth Hour 2023

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney. Ever since then, it has been a way for people across the world to show symbolic support for the planet and to raise awareness of the environmental issues affecting it. Now more than ever, as we reach the tipping point for our climate and nature crises, movements like Earth Hour are needed.

The next seven years are crucial in ensuring a liveable future for all, states the official Earth Hour website. “We have to stay under the 1.5°C climate threshold to avoid irreversible damage to our planet,” it adds.

This year, we’re breathing new life into Earth Hour – our brand, our work, our message, and our mission – creating the Biggest Hour for Earth. How? By calling on our supporters across the globe to switch off their lights and give an hour for Earth, spending 60 minutes doing something – anything – positive for our planet.

Join “The Biggest Hour for Earth” in Belize

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Under the stars at Cockscomb Basin. Photo by Eelco Dekema

Here in Belize, the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with other local organizations will be hosting a special Earth Hour event in Belize City. Starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday, those interested in taking part can head over to the BTL Digi Park in the city. There, expect lots of lots of fun and entertainment for the entire family. That includes music, food, environmental education, games, prizes and more.

Additionally, resorts, businesses, and community organizations across the country will be hosting their own special events. That includes The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, who will be hosting a five course Chef’s Table under the stars.

Meanwhile, in Corozal, Oceana Belize will be hosting a special Earth Hour community event at the Coronation Park.

You can read all about previous Earth Hours in Belize here. Let’s join together and take part in the Biggest Hour for Earth this Saturday.

Featured Photo: Stargazing on Ranguana Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort. 

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