Hundreds of millions of people around the world will mark WWF’s Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour. This is a peaceful, international and symbolic event to show how much mankind cares about the future of planet Earth.
What is Earth Hour?
Now in its ninth year, Earth Hour is a worldwide movement uniting people to protect the planet and is organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Engaging a massive community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
What’s new for 2015?
With just months to go before world leaders meet in Paris to agree a new global climate deal, Earth Hour has made 2015’s campaign objective “climate change” with the global tagline ‘Use #YourPower to change Climate Change at earthhour.org’
When does Earth Hour take place?
The Earth Hour 2015 lights-out event is on Saturday, 28 March between 20:30 and 21:30 local time. But there’s far more to #YourPower than the one-hour event.