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EXCLUSIVE: Bachelorette star James Trethewie has a new love and you may just recognise them

James Trethewie's love affair with the planet has reached new heights.

By Anita Lyons
We all fell in love with James "Jimmy" Trethewie when he showed up in Sophie Monk's season of The Bachelorette.
The 33-year-old has just been announced as a cast mate on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise and while we eagerly wait to see if he's found someone in Fiji, Jimmy has certainly been busy with a new love.
So who is this new love? Why it's Mother Earth.
That's right, while it may not be the type of goss you were hoping for, Jimmy's love for the environment and the planet's wellbeing is impressive.
So impressive in fact, that he's been named an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour 2019.
Now to Love sat down with the financial advisor to talk about why it's so important.
WATCH NEXT: Jimmy talks exclusively to Now to Love about his new role as Earth Hour ambassador. Post continues...
"The environment is so important to me," Jimmy said. "Ever since I've been little, I've always loved the outdoors. I've seen the environment change and the weather change and I just want to appreciate and enjoy it."
While it's important for our current generation to be able to live and thrive in this world, for Jimmy – we need to consider our future generations.
"You don't have to change your life and change the world at the same time," he said. "But if everybody just did one thing, we're going to create a tidal wave of change and you know, head in the right direction.
"And we need to draw a line in the sand at some point, at some time and do something about it, or it's not going to be there for the future."
Jimmy Trethewie is the 2019 Earth Hour ambassador. (Image: Instagram @jadams_images)
Unfortunately, we are a generation of "living in the now" and there's a certain disconnect to what's happening in our environment.
"It's because you can't see it," Jimmy revealed. "It's a delayed response. So think about your kids and their kids and what kind of future you want them to be in and how you want them to look back at us and think, well were we the generation that created change or are we going to be laughed at and ridiculed for how we treated the earth."
"We're not going to be able to enjoy what we have above the surface, if we're not taking care of what's below."
Jimmy is a keen surfer, hiker and outdoors man! (Image: Instagram)
As ambassador for Earth Hour, which takes place on Saturday 30 March at 8.30pm, Jimmy is heading to Melbourne to be with his family.
They will get together under the stars, have a picnic and disconnect from technology – even involving his adorable nephews in the fun.
So how can YOU get involved?
"It's all about switching off and taking a stand," Jimmy said. Join the stand up to climate change, and say, we want to do something about it, let's work together moving forward."
"You don't have to change the world, just think of one thing that you could do, one behaviour you can change and one behaviour you can change. If everyone does one thing, we can really turn this around."
"Just think of one behaviour you can change," Jimmy says. (Source: Now to Love)

What to know about Earth Hour 2019

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is urging Australians to participate in Earth Hour 2019 and switch off their lights for one hour to show their support for Australia to get back on track to meeting its international climate change commitments.
Earth Hour is also an opportunity for Australians to call for urgent action to halt biodiversity loss. Globally, species have declined by 13% per decade since 1970. In Australia, the situation is worse with iconic species such as the koala declining by 21%.
Time and date: Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 8:30 pm local time.