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Earth Hour: time to consider dependence on fossil fuels

Earth Hour is due to take place on March 27 (Image supplied)

Environmental charity Greenrock is calling on people to consider how they can reduce dependence on fossil fuels, as part of the 14th annual Earth Day in Bermuda.

Taking place on March 27, there will be a live stream and television broadcast from 6.30pm to “Lights Out” at 8.30pm featuring segments on youth, community and the green economy.

Eugene Dean, Greenrock chairman, said: “As we shut off all unnecessary lights at 8.30pm on March 27, let’s take time to pause, reflect on our contribution to Bermuda’s carbon footprint, and envision behavioural changes that lead to us living in harmony with each other and the natural environment that sustains us.

“We are stewards of the Earth and it is important for us to embrace this responsibility, lest all of our shortcomings will fall on the shoulders of future generations.”

A spokesman for the charity added: “This year we are pushing for more environmental action and an island-wide commitment to engage in strategies and behaviours that lead to the reduction of our dependence on fossil fuels.

“There is a lot of work to be done, and even more for us to consider. Therefore, we encourage the community to use Earth Hour as an opportunity to pause and reflect.”

The broadcast, which will be accessible via various platforms, will include topics on: young environmental leaders; eco-schools; fossil fuels; trash collection, composting and recycling; solar energy; electric vehicles; and green financing and loans.

During the event Greenrock will raise funds through pledges and donations while encouraging members of the community to sign up as corporate supporters.

The live stream will be available via Greenrock's website, its Facebook page and Youtube channel, and will be available on Channel 82. Greenrock also hopes to have it available on ZBM.

Anyone interested in supporting Greenrock or helping with the Earth Hour Campaign can contact info@greenrock.org or visit www.greenrock.org

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Published March 01, 2021 at 4:30 pm (Updated March 01, 2021 at 4:30 pm)

Earth Hour: time to consider dependence on fossil fuels

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