It's time to switch off and connect to earth
Earth deserves a break
Over the past 15 years, HFM has been helping clients improve the efficiency of buildings and sites across all sectors; by doing this we are reducing their environmental impact (while saving them money).
As sustainability professionals, we take the environment seriously and support initiatives that can have a positive impact on our planet.
This year, once again our team members and their families will switch off their lights during Earth Hour – Saturday 30th March 2019 between 8:30p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (local time) to show their commitment to the Earth.
We are extending this invite to our clients, industry, friends, families and community to join us by switching lights off to give Earth a one-hour break.
What is earth hour?
Earth Hour started as a symbolic act to raise awareness of the carbon footprint and it’s an initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The first Earth Hour was held in Sydney on 31 March 2007. At the time, approximately 2.2 million people and 2.000 businesses switched off their lights for one hour to express their concern about climate change.
Over the years, it has become a global campaign that raises awareness about energy use.
It is essential to understand that the primary aim of this campaign is not only to save power but also to raise awareness about the pollution that comes as a result of the generation of electric energy with traditional means.
Stats from Earth Hour 2018
- 188 Countries and territories took action
- 17,900 landmarks switched off their lights, including:
- Sydney Opera House
- Big Ben
- The Tokyo Sky Tree
- The Empire State Building
- The Pyramids of Egypt
- The Eiffel Tower
- Over 250 ambassadors and influencers joined the movement
Click here to download the official WWF 2018 Earth Hour report.
Beyond earth hour
Joining Earth Hour is a great way to show your commitment to the planet and stand up for issues such as climate change, biodiversity and nature loss, but there are some actions you can take to go one step further.
Here are some tips on how to reduce your personal carbon footprint
Also, here are some tips for your building’s energy efficiency during winter.
At HFM we engineer tailored solutions to improve the performance of buildings and assets.
Read about one of our sustainable energy projects.
Joining Earth Hour is a great way to show your commitment with the planet and stand up for issues such as climate change, biodiversity and nature loss, but there are some actions you can take to make a difference.