On 31st March, 2007, WWF-Australia had the bright idea to encourage Sydney residents to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for climate change action. The event was a huge success, as more than 2.2 million people turned off their lights. Since that event in 2007, Earth Hour has thrived – in 2014, 162 countries and hundreds of millions of people took part.
The goal of Earth Hour is to unite people to protect the planet, and to encourage people across the world to change climate change. The organisers of the event ask that on Saturday 28th March at 8:30pm, everyone turn off all non-essential lights for one hour.
You could spend that time eating dinner by candlelight, looking at the stars or holding an event for friends to show your support for changing climate change, just as long as all your lights are off.
Earth Hour is an initiative of WWF. WWF-UK has received more than £1.1 Million from players of People's Postcode Lottery. This funding supports WWF-UK's local and global work, including turtle conservation in coastal East Africa and long-term support of WWF Scotland.
For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.