HERE’S TO THE EARTH: It’s the only one that we have
What’s one hour? One class. One TV show. One lunch break. It might not sound like much, but imagine if all 10 Billion of its inhabitants did their part in that one hour? The effects would be felt worldwide. Literally. Here are a few things we could do for that one seemingly insignificant hour.
5 Event Things You Can Do in One Hour to Help Save the Earth
1. Kill the Lights.
Every year, on Earth Day, Eventurers worldwide flock to different events where, for one united hour, the venues lights go off.
From concerts, to games, and even stargazing, organizers come up with various activities to raise awareness toward the conservation of the Earth.
This may seem like a simple activity but its effects, but the message of the annual celebration is lasting and urgent: We need to do something about Sustainable Energy.
Event organizers may also want to come up with a monthly series of related activities just to get the message out there more frequently, benefiting not just the Earth, but the eventurers as well.
2. Coastal Clean-up
This may sound like a futile exercise, but it has to be done. If you feel like just a drop of water in the vast ocean of the world’s problems, then that’s one drop stronger than ever.
If coastal clean-up events and activities were more frequent, then maybe a visible and lasting change would be felt by the community and the environment. One hour a month may seem short and insignificant, but imagine if all 10 Billion (and counting) did something good for the Earth in that one hour?
Event organizers could come up with a yearlong series of coastal clean-ups with different themes and level of participation and action. What exciting times these are, when YOU can make a difference.
3. Creative and Interactive Education
The easiest way to save the world, is to start at the roots. By teaching our communities and our children how to take care of the environment, then we have started them on the right path. In one hour, eventurers could come up with lots of creative and fun ways to build the right habits in the members of the community.
To avoid sounding boring and bookish, the “classes” can be held in actual sites of concern. For example, the community could visit a recycling plant and see the actual process. Or maybe supplement the coastal clean-ups with mind-food about the effects of plastics in the ocean. What’s another hour to save your home, right?
4. Local Water Brigade
For event organizers that have clout in local barangays or villages, they could organize an hour-long wastewater action bridge to eliminate or reduce any amount of waste water in a given area.
Teams could go house to house checking each and every faucet for leaks. Running water from hoses and hydrants could be shut off or up-cycled by giving free dog/cat baths or car washes. Who says saving the world has to be boring?
5. Replanting Activities
The Earth may be in danger, but it’s not dead. The Environment may be in crisis but it’s not gone. There are still many activities that can be done to save the world. We can all do our part. Tree and Coral planting may not sound like much, but given a good number of people, it can make a big impact on the environment. Imagine 100 people planting a tree a minute. That’s 60 trees or corals per person, so 6000 in all! All in one event! Now if only these events were more frequent.
Change is coming. Change is here. Whatever perspective you have on the state of the Earth, we mustn’t give up hope. Events like these may be a drop in the ocean, but when we all rain down our drops together, we can affect the world greatly.