Earth Hour, is an annual event organized by the WWF, encouraging people all over the world to turn off their lights and save on electric power for one full hour.
The event (held March 28th) hopes to unite people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet. Earth Hour was famously in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage millions of supporters in more than 185 countries and territories, inspiring individuals and organizations worldwide to take action for the environment.
Hundreds of the world's most iconic landmarks, from the Empire State Building, to the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House participate in Earth Hour. This year, take a walk around your town or city and try to see which buildings switched off their lights for the planet.
The Eiffel tower turns its lights off in 2015 in honor of Earth Hour
The Empire State Building participating in the 2019 Earth Hour event.
Golden Gate bridge goes dark in 2014.
How can I participate?
The first thing anyone can do to get involved is to turn off their lights during Earth Hour. But there is much, much more. We encourage you to take action beyond the hour, whether it's supporting a local wildlife or environmental charity, getting involved in creating a cleaner, greener community, or planting a tree. There are many ways for you to make a difference.
What does Earth Hour aim to achieve?
For the past 10 years, people around the world have come together every Earth Hour to support efforts to tackle climate change. And together, have created a powerful movement.
But another urgent threat now demands our attention: the staggering loss of biodiversity and nature. Today, Earth Hour is setting out to spark a global conversation about nature by restoring and protecting natural habitats. Not only because nature is our strongest ally against the ongoing climate crisis, but also because of its importance in ensuring our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival.