Earth Hour is a worldwide event that is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually.
It encourages households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one
hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
The event that began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 has grown intoa global movement with Swazi school pupil Nathi Mzileni and his enviromental group Green Enviro from Simunye pioneering the movement in Swaziland in 2011.
With conservation at the very heart of Big Game Parks as our mission is to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland’s natural heritage — we could not be left out in this year’s Earth Hour challenge.
This year’s theme is I Will If You Will. Individuals and organisations are daring people to do something about climate change and they pledge to do something in return.
Hlane Royal National Park’s IWIYW Challenge
Hlane Royal National Park is Going Beyond The Hour and is challenging neighbouring Thembelisha Preparatory School’s Grade 7 class to a roadside clean up around their area. This challenge is to happen once every school term.
In return, Hlane will sponsor a free educational at the park for the class as well as an impala on the spit for their year-end function. Check out our video above or click here.