Lights out for the climate – small children’s newspaper


Earth Hour (pronounced: örf aua), that’s the name of one Climate protection campaign the nature and environmental protection organization WWF (pronounced: we-we-eff). The “Hour of the earth“Always takes place on last Saturday in March instead, this year for the 15th time. All over the world, the lights go out at famous sights from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., for example also at the Viennese palaces Schönbrunn and Belvedere (pronounced: belvedehr). Millions of people also turn off the lamps in their houses and apartments. The “Hour of the Earth” is now being held on all continents in more than 180 countries. More than 7000 cities worldwide take part.

What is all of this for?

It’s a good and important way to get on with that Climate crisis and species extinction to draw attention. Meanwhile, the “Earth Hour” is one of the world’s largest climate and environmental protection campaigns. The “hour of the earth” is an important sign, but that alone does not help to stop the climate crisis. We have put together energy saving tips for you that you can use every day:

  • light off: You can do that too – every day. When you go out of a room, always turn off the lights. This helps to save an enormous amount of energy and also lowers the electricity bill. Your parents will be happy.
  • Switch off devices completely: So-called “stand-by” (read: ständbai) for electrical devices such as the television eats up a lot of electricity – and that is completely unnecessary. So after looking, press the off button or pull the plug straight away. Incidentally, this also applies to all other devices.
  • Whenever possible: go on foot, ride a bike or public transport and refrain from driving. This not only helps the environment, but is also good for your health at the same time.
  • Glass bottle instead of plastic bottle: Most plastic bottles end up in the trash after a single use. That costs a lot of energy. It is better to use bottles made of glass or metal for drinks, because you can reuse them!
  • Lunch box and oilcloths: There are other ways to pack your school snack than plastic or aluminum paper, for example a metal snack box. It can be washed out practically. Beeswax oilcloths are also suitable for bread. You can find out how you can make these yourself here.
  • Faucet closed: Water is very precious, even if it may not seem so. In many countries, people cannot just turn the tap on and get delicious clean water. Therefore: Save valuable goods, for example when showering, washing dishes or brushing your teeth.

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