Saturday, March 27, 2021

What the pandemic has taught us about ourselves and nature for Earth Hour 2021

Tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 P.M. local time is Earth Hour, which I have been blogging about for eleven years now. This year's event, like last year's, is taking place during a global pandemic. Earth Hour's video, The Earth Hour 2021 Virtual Spotlight | What COVID-19 has taught us about our planet, and ourselves, examines what humanity has learned during the past year.

The effects of a pandemic like COVID-19 are easy to see. But what about the causes? This #EarthHour, learn why our health depends on the health of the planet, and why we already have it in us to make a change - though we may just not have realized it yet.
This video reminds me why I think Commoner's Laws are so important, particularly everything is connected to everything else, a point I made most recently on World Wildlife Day. Earth Hour 2021 Official Video - ft "Together in This" by Natasha Bedingfield makes that point as well to a catchy melody and beat.

Nature is essential for our survival and is one of our greatest allies against climate change and pandemics, but it is under threat. Join us for #EarthHour on 27 March at 8:30pm local time to switch off and speak up for nature. Visit to find out more.

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to work together and support each other. We must stand in solidarity to safeguard the health of our planet - our one shared home, and in turn our own health and well-being. Let’s come together to #Connect2Earth and protect nature for the future of people and the planet.

Soundtrack credit:
“Together in This”
Written by Jonas Myrin
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Used by kind permission of Capitol CMG Paragon, Son of the Lion, Songs of Universal Inc., Duva Island Songs & Universal Music
Once again, Earth Hour and the WWF are trying to make sustainability fun.

WWF Canada opted for a more serious but still optimistic tone and message in Earth Hour 2021 Virtual Spotlight | A Message of Hope.

This video serves as an example of another of Commoner's Laws, nature knows best. It also shows that efforts to protect nature can succeed. It's enough to make me post Professor Farnsworth, but instead I'm sharing the Earth Hour logo.

Happy Earth Hour, everyone!

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