What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is the world’s largest movement to protect our incredible planet.
So many lights switched off…to raise your voice for nature
By taking the simple action of switching off your lights on Saturday 28 March 2020, from 8.30 pm for 1 hour – you can join the hundreds of millions of people from Morocco to Ecuador taking part in the “lights-out” event to raise awareness and call for action on climate change!
Did you know Earth Hour was started right here in Sydney in 2007?
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created Earth Hour back as a symbolic lights-out event, back in 2007 which saw 2.2 million people in Sydney turn off their lights.
Now Earth Hour has become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Earth Hour connects millions of people across the globe in over 180 countries through the simple act of switching off their lights to foster awareness for our planet.
But it’s not only people switching off their lights but thousands of landmarks across the world switch off their lights too. From the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Sky Tree, to the Empire State Building and the Pyramids of Egypt, just to name a few.
Why Earth Hour is important?
As the world’s population grows, our rainforests deplete and our oceans fill with rubbish there is no better time to be a part of the call for action on climate change and raise awareness about planet earth – not only for the students of today but the students of the future.
This summer in Australia the impacts of climate change were more evident than ever. With over 12 million hectares of Australian land burnt by catastrophic bushfires, extensive days of hazardous smoke blanketing the sky, devastating loss to native animals, as well as the many towns across Australia impacted by drought.
Join the movement for stronger action on climate change and be a part of the solution, not the pollution.
Sign-up here to #swtichoff for Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March 2020.
Safety is always important especially when you #SwitchOff, so please
- Remember that you should only power down if it’s safe for you to do so.
- Make sure you tell your room-mate before you #switchoff all of the lights!
- Turn off all non-essential lights – if you can’t get around safely in the dark, leave the bathroom or kitchen light on.
Be sure to tag @UrbanestAU and hashtag #SwitchOff for social posts for Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March 2020.