Take a stand against climate change and join Earth Hour 2015. Hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 local time. This is the most important collective action to combat climate change and in addition to turning off your lights there are a number of ways you can get involved. Thousands of local activities with an environmental theme will take place today. You can also support the Earth Hour Project or pledge to achieve an environmental outcome.
Earth Hour is part of the WWF which is one of the largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations in the world. The Earth Hour event first launched in 2007 has grown exponentially. It now includes people in 162 countries and more than 7000 cities. Last year the event helped to raise $57 million for a variety of environmental causes.
On this day countries often focus on themes that are relevant to their local context. Last year Australia focused on coral reef protection, Madagascar focused on deforestation and Argentina pushed legislation to create a new marine sanctuary.
Earth Hour is about more than turning off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to climate change action, it is about showing your commitment to climate action throughout the year.
Click here for more information on how you can get involved.
Video – Earth Hour: Why You Need to be Part of It
Video – Business Partnerships for Earth Hour
Video – Earth Hour: Watch the Lights Go Out Around the World
Video – Highlights from Earth Hour 2015