26 feb. 2017

This #EarthHour, Shine A Light On Climate Action

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement by WWF to unite people to take action for the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage hundreds of millions of supporters, individuals and organizations alike, in more than 7000 ities and towns in over 175 countries and territories worldwide.

As the world’s first open-source climate change campaign, Earth Hour has inspired millions worldwide to take action for our planet and help change climate change.

We are thrilled that you want to join the Earth Hour movement and are excited to share with you the numerous things that can be done to celebrate this momentous and powerful occasion and make a difference for our planet.

What is Earth Hour 2017's campaign objective?

Earth Hour 2017 will take place on Saturday 25 March, 8:30 p.m. local time. 2017 marks our 10 th Anniversary. Hence, this year, Earth Hour is ensuring both skylines and timelines take a stand to change climate change.

As homes, organizations and the world's most iconic landmarks and cities prepare to switch off to show their commitment to the cause of climate action, we are calling on individuals around the world to show they care for the planet on their own personal landmark- their Facebook and account. From donating their social feed to shining light on today's most pressing climate issues to changing their profile picture to stand in solidarity with the planet, people can join millions around the world to send a powerful message that this is our time to change climate change.

Why is Earth Hour's global theme Climate Change? Do we need to follow it?

Climate change is the one of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces today. Earth Hour aims to inspire and empower individuals, businesses and governments around the world to push climate change to the top of the agenda. From promoting renewable energy and sustainable agriculture to funding projects to protecting forests and ecosystems and encouraging climate education, there are many actions we can take as individuals and organizations to help change climate change.

It is not mandatory to align your event to this theme but by doing so, you will further our efforts to raise awareness on the kind of climate action our planet needs today and mobilise more people to tackle the specific climate issue your area, country or territory is facing.