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ABOUT EARTH HOUR
Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and is the largest collective environmental event in the world
The Earth’s future depends on what we do today!
Living our material lives in this consumer-oriented world allows us to have an enviably high quality of life. But rarely do we think about how our lifestyles affect the Earth’s resources. A large part of our Ecological Footprint is tied up in carbon emissions produced by our resource-hungry lifestyles.
If everyone on Earth were to live the way Hong Kong people do, we would need 3.9 planets to meet our needs*.
In Hong Kong, over 60 per cent of carbon emissions come from power generation. Fossil fuel has been the major element for power generation and less than 1 per cent of fuel mix is generated from renewable energy. The average amount of carbon emission for generating per unit of electricity is much more than the other developed cities, such as New York, London and Singapore.
To fulfil the obligations of combating the climate change, we need to change. An ambitious carbon reduction plan and increase the use of renewable energy allows us to cut down the use of fossil fuel which can help to reduce carbon emissions by 41 per cent by 2030.By exploring ways to power our city, we can begin to reduce our impact on Earth and start to build a future in which humans truly live in harmony with nature.
* According to the Hong Kong Ecological Footprint leaflet (2016 update).
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