On Saturday 26 March at 8:30pm, switch off all non-essential lights and stand united for the home we all share.
Earth Hour's Mission
In 2007, we encouraged people around the world to switch off their lights to call attention to climate change. More than a decade later, the climate crisis remains, made worse by another urgent threat: the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature.
Natural systems are vital for all our futures and yet the rate of global nature loss during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history. Nature not only provides us food, water, clean air and other services worth over US $125 trillion per annum, it is also one of our strongest allies against the climate crisis.
Today, Earth Hour aims to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature, tackling the climate crisis, and working together to shape a brighter future for us all.
This year, the event takes place on Saturday 26 March, 8:30pm-9:30pm. We encourage you all to take part by switching off all non-essential lights during that period to show your support for nature and the climate.
The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. It impacts everyone on the planet and in some areas in particular, the effects are already making a huge difference, and not for the better. This event is all about raising awareness about climate change and natural loss. Nature is vital for all our futures, and it is our responsibility to take care of it.
During Earth Hour, WWF suggests you:
- Reconnect with nature by camping with your mates
- Spend some quality time with friends or family, for example, play some board games
- Cook a healthy, no waste meal
- Connect with your community by attending a virtual, or in-person event
We hope to see as many of you get involved as possible. When 8:30pm hits, take a photo or video of what you are doing to support #EarthHour and tag us in your posts so we can re-share across our channels.
Let's unite for the home we all share.