Perhaps you are familiar with what “Earth Hour” is all about. If not, this is an hour event of total blackout or turning off lights and other household appliances where a lot of household owners join. This is the one of the world's ways of saving the mother earth and preserving energy. Energy saving hour is a similar similar act. In order to encourage you to save electricity even for a few minutes, here are some benefits it will give you.
It reduces your utility bills. If you switch off your water heater for at least an hour a day, you can expect a 20% reduction from your monthly electric bills. You may replace your incandescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs. This could be a great start for this practice and may also encourage others as well. Children will also have such awareness of the environmental crisis the world is facing today.
It reduces CO2 emissions. The standard procedure of generating electricity is through burning fossil fuels, and because of that, a substantial amount of carbon dioxide pollutes the atmosphere. These emissions cause the greenhouse effect which damages our environment and causes climate change or what we call as global warming. If each home will switch off their lights for an hour, then there would be greater chances of preserving our environment.
It enables water conservation. Perhaps you are familiar with the fact that electricity came from hydroelectric power plants. Most countries use hydroelectric power plants to generate electricity for the public. If every household owner around the world routinely implement an energy-efficiency program, then can conserve a huge volume of fossil fuel and help control global warming.
It improves one's lifestyle. With “Earth Hour” people can have an hour of peace, take a break, and relax as most people find it so hard to move without using a single appliance. So while the energy surrounding us rests, may as well rest for a while too.
Appropriately, the idea to hold this blackout hour annually was conceptualized by the World Wildlife Fund in 2006 and is being held towards the end of March. The worldwide power switch off event occurred in 2007 when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated. In all actuality, we are responsible to conserve energy in order to save the Earth. Nonetheless, there are still some who take no notice of this act or awareness. This is a realization that what's going on today is a serious matter and everyone needs to deal with it immediately.