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Earth Hour 2014— A Moment Of Darkness Over Global Issues

By Fredrica Syren:

Today, Saturday March 29th is Earth Hour when people around the world will come unite for one hour of darknessEarth Hour at 8:30-9:30 local time. Earth Hour is a global moment created by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that encourage communities and people all over the world to turn of all non-essential lights to a moment of darkness to reflect on the choices all of us can make for a better future and commitment to the planet.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as part of a lights-off event and has since grown to include more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide and this hour event is now a key moment for larger cause; to save the planet and to stand united for a future where climate change is no longer a threat.

For my family, Earth Hour has been a tradition and this year we’ll participate as always, by turning off lights and spending family time with candle lights talking about what we can do more to reduce our own impact on the planet. Our 7-year old daughter Bella already have suggested we get rid of plastic and cans so I think we might discuss how we can accomplish this.

I personally encourage everyone to take part in Earth Hour, it’s just one hour in 365 days. Take the time to reflect what actions you can do to promote a healthy environment. Take this opportunity to step away from everyday activities and really think about what is happening in world and to our planet and think about what you would like to see happen and what changes you would like.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on the future you want.

Join us today Saturday March 29th at 8:30-9:30 for Earth Hour

To read more about Earth Hour, go here:


About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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