More than just an event, Earth Hour is a movement to achieve mass response, harnessing the power of people to achieve global positive environmental impact.
March also coincides with the custom of ‘Nyepi’ – the Balinese New Year and ‘Day of Silence’, a day which echoes a similar act to Earth Hour as Balinese Hindus embrace a time of self-reflection, seeking purification and reconciliation with their God, Nature and loved ones.
Following rituals that see no activity, light or entertainment, Nyepi is a time for contemplation and an opportunity for Mother nature to pause and start again. Drawing the paralells between the two events and their timeliness within one another, the lights off concept is something Fivelements will embrace not just during these activities but also through other initiatives. On Nyepi, 9 March 2016, we saved approximately 55 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity by turning off unnecessary lights, air conditioners, and pond/pool pumps for the 24 hour duration.
On March 19th we will do this again for one hour being Earth Hour which we anticipate will save approximately 7.5 kWh, equivalent to approximately 39 kg of Carbon Dioxide or driving your car for a distance of 31 km.
Fivelements has a long history with the promoting peace in the environment, seeking to maintain a sustainable compass with three key acts – to adhere to sustainability guidelines environmentally, socially and spiritually.
Your action today can change our tomorrow. Learn more on www.earthhour.org and act now.
Earth Hour is on Saturday, 19 March 2016 8:30 p.m. local time.