What is Earth Hour?
WWF’s Earth Hour is an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet.
This year’s celebrations will be on Saturday 19 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. To take part, all you need to do is sign up and switch off your lights for that one hour.
It’s a symbolic and spectacular lights out display with a big message – we want to protect the future of our planet!
Since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007, the number of countries taking part in Earth Hour has grown to an incredible 172 countries and territories – a number that keeps rising every year!
Earth Hour is not about how much energy is saved during the hour. Rather, it’s a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.Count me in!
Celebrate with a special candlelit dinner!
WWF’s Earth Hour is all about people coming together to celebrate our brilliant planet. So why not spend the evening with your family, friends or a loved one having a candlelit dinner that you know is good for you and for the planet too?
With celebrity chefs including Valentine Warner and Rachel de Thample on-board, you should have all the inspiration you need to cook up a treat! We have some fantastic Earth Hour recipes or have a go at creating your own sustainable tasty dishes based on WWF’s 6 Livewell principles.See our sustainable recipes
A brief history of Earth Hour
In the UK, 10.4 million people joined a record 172 countries and territories across the world who celebrated Earth Hour to show they care about our brilliant planet.
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