Earth Hour 2016
16th March 2016
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Organised by WWF, Earth Hour is an annual movement held all across the world which aims to unite people to protect the planet. This year it is being held on Saturday, March 19th between 8:30pm - 9:30pm.

Hundreds of millions of people in over 170 countries and territories around the world will show they care about the planet by switching their lights off at 8.30pm for one hour.

What is Earth Hour?

Promoting a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement which was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

Since being established in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide and the one hour event has continued to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. 

On a mass scale, it sees lights switched off on landmark buildings in the flagships countries taking part, such as City Hall in London.

What does Earth Hour aim to achieve?

The whole aim of Earth hour is to encourage an interconnected global community to share opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world by turning of all lights for an hour in a display of solidarity.

What Can You Do?

WWF say that it is completely up to individuals how they take part in Earth hour - just as long as the lights are out.

They say: "It's not about sitting in the dark for an hour – whether someone is enjoying their favourite book, getting together with friends for a candlelit (dinner) party or stargazing with loved ones, it's their event too! We've even come up with a list of 60 things you can do in the dark for those in need of a bit of inspiration.

Donate to WWF

You or your dinner party guests can donate on the night via text, simply message CANDLE TO 70123 to donate £3 (terms and conditions apply).

Or you can donate via the website

Share what you're doing for Earth Hour by using the hashtag #EarthHourUK


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