Celebrating Nature and Earth Hour

Being inside so much lately has made me appreciate nature all the more. When I’m walking the dog, I pay more attention to everything I see and hear outside.

I created this cartoon to capture that feeling, and to honor Earth Hour. Earth Hour is an event that started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 and has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the planet.

During Earth Hour on March 28, people switch off their lights for one hour (8:30 to 9:30 PM) as a symbolic gesture to show their support and dedication to the effort to protect our planet. Beyond this hour, there are also Earth Hour volunteers who run on-the-ground projects, such as beach cleanups to wildlife conservation to education.

Thank you to fellow cartoonist Doodles in a Box for reaching out to me and asking me to participate in supporting Earth Hour by creating a cartoon. Instagram cartoonists from the U.S. to the United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Singapore, China, Venezuela and more are taking part, and I’m proud to be among them!

6 comments

  1. I love that you support Earth Hour. Here on my (self-isolating) street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania I didn’t notice any other lights going off, but I knew I had many soul-mates around the world.

  2. These are relatable! I was listening to a guest on the radio talking about benefits to our planet since this health crisis, such as reductions in air and noise pollution; reductions in seismic activity. Changes to the planet noticeable from space. Neighbors being friendlier to one another. People appreciating those taken for granted before this crisis, such as health care workers, grocery store clerks and mail carriers, garbage workers, etc. Also, as you’ve pointed out in at least one of your cartoons, mindfulness. People being more mindful or present now that we have an abundance of down time!

    • What a wonderful list of benefits! I copied this down to cheer myself up. Thank you so much for sharing this in a comment!

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