What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a global event started by the charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007. Millions of people from over 180 different countries and territories come together to show their support for the planet by turning their lights out for an hour. This may sound like such a small action, but Earth Hour has become a worldwide demonstration to governments that the people demand real and positive changes to the way we care for our world.
When is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour this year takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday 28th March 2020. It is not only the lights of our homes that will be going dark: landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building in New York were among those turning out their lights last year. Hopefully this year even more people and businesses will get involved!
How to Take Part
Turn your lights out. It really is that easy! You could also join together with friends and family to show your support and concerns for the planet to world leaders by going along to a public event or by organising your own at home, school or work! How about a candle-lit meal, board games evening or a walk under the starry skies? Weather permitting of course!
Why is Earth Hour Important?
Encourage others to stand with you during Earth Hour and beyond, either through word of mouth or by sharing information on social media. 2020 must be the year that world leaders make major decisions for the health of our planet and the more of us who stand up together and demand these changes, the bigger the noise we can make.
Campaign by OneKind Planet writer, Ami Patrick