At t-mac we are all joining the world’s biggest celebration of our planet and taking part in Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March 2015 and switching our lights-out at our homes for one hour at 8.30pm.
We’ve spoken to lots of businesses, customers and retailers about it too and more are on board this year than ever before. When we asked them why, the overriding reason for their support is energy saving with the added benefit of cost reduction, great motive!
We are taking part for lots of reasons:
- To show our support for the effort to cut carbon use and wasted energy across the globe.
- To highlight to our customers and clients that lights do not need to be on all the time.
- To remind those businesses we are working with, and hope to work with in the future, that it’s the simple things that can make the biggest returns. A forgotten about light switch can make it an energy dark hole, small changes can become big returns and it nearly always starts with the light switch.
- To enable our clients to take part in Earth Hour via our t-mac device and software, which will pre-plan this lights-out in advance without any hassle or fuss for them on the day, the t-mac does this all and switches lights back on.
WWF’s Earth Hour is a global annual event where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about our planet. It’s about people from across the globe coming together to create a symbolic and spectacular lights-out display and asking for change.
It happens every year between 8.30 and 9.30pm, with switch offs starting in Samoa and finishing in Tahiti. It’s been growing every year, with more and more countries and people signing up – last year WWF hit an all-time record with 162 countries taking part.
Earth Hour also coincides with the start of Daylight Savings Time (when local standard time on Sunday 29 March reaches 1am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 2am). This of course means that sunrise and sunset will be later and there will be more light in the evening. The dawn of the new season is an ideal time to save more energy by amending set-points on lights. Our clients are all benefiting from the t-mac time-clock which effortlessly updates as the clocks go forward.