This Saturday, March 28, at 8:30pm will mark Earth Hour – when millions of people turn off their lights demonstrating a commitment to save the planet. In the designated hour, humans will join many other species across the planet who prefer the dark: nocturnal animals.
The World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour 2015 wants to bring attention to the climate change crisis, that's shrinking habitats and declining food and freshwater sources, and posing a threat to humans and animals alike.
"It’s up to all of us to do everything we can to tackle this grave threat. Turning off the lights for Earth Hour symbolizes the need to better protect our planet and help save these nocturnal, and all, species from extinction," the WWF said in a statement.
And if you're confused on how to tackle it, well, have no fear! With WWF's bright ideas on how to take part, you can make Earth Hour fun while joining the world in a collective signal to world leaders to fight climate change.
Taking part in Earth Hour is easy, says the World Wildlife Fund.
All you have to do is turn off all non-essential lights at 8:30 pm your local time. You can even let WWF know you are taking part, by signing up on their website!
After lights are off, celebrate your commitment to the planet with your friends, family, community or coworkers. You could have a candlelight dinner party with friends or practice your yoga skills by moonlight. Find more ideas of what you can do in the dark.
"Earth Hour 2015 is on its way to becoming the largest display for climate change action ever. With your help, we can get everyone to join us," said WWF. So join the hundreds of other cities, landmarks, organizations and universities participating this year!
Let's noc-turn-al the lights off!
And take a look at these 8 species that love the dark, provided by the World Wildlife Fund:
Pangolins – These scaly-skinned animals are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world due to demand for its scales and meat. They are predominantly solitary, nocturnal animals, and are easily recognized by their full armor of scales. WWF works to stop illegal wildlife trade to help save the pangolin.
Credit: John E. Newby WWF