Earth Hour started as an idea in a single city on Saturday 31st March 2012 Earth Hour it will be celebrated by 1.8 billion people in 135 countries.
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.
5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet.
In the UK the WWF’s Earth Hour Lights out 8.30pm, 31 March 2012
Hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the planet.
“But it’s not to save an hour’s electricity. It’s something much bigger. WWF’s Earth Hour is about people coming together to put the focus on this brilliant world we all share – and how we need to protect it. Not just for an hour a year, but every day” WWF
But do you think we need more than one hour of engagement to save the world?
Find out what’s happening around the world and hear some inspiring stories from countries that have already taken Earth Hour Beyond the Hour.
‘See you’ in the dark on the 31st March!