Earth Hour was started in Sydney in 2007 by WWF and its partners as a global symbolic environmental action – a lights out event worldwide. Fourteen years later, this event is one of the world’s largest grassroots movements of its kind.

But what is Earth Hour all about?

Well, it’s a worldwide movement, held yearly on a specific day towards the end of March, encouraging people and businesses to switch off all non–essential electric lights for one hour between 08:30pm and 9:30pm as a symbolic commitment to the planet.

Why, what is the point in a symbolic action globally?

Nature is suffering, our environment is rapidly depleting and the climate crisis is real. By taking this symbolic action, which over 180 countries around the world participate in, Earth Hour aims to raise awareness, initiate global conversations on protecting nature and combating the climate crisis that could prove pivotal to our survival.

How can you participate? Below are some ideas but for more information and ideas on how your business can get involved visit Earth Hour.

  • Take a stand – switching off all non-essential electric lights this Saturday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Take part in Earth Hour’s first ever Virtual Spotlight
  • Tune into an Earth Hour event

Earth Hour is an opportunity to go beyond the hour, to be aware of your impact on nature and evaluate the actions that you and your business can take to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Why not share with us what you are doing for this years Earth Hour locally? Tag @DCCBEEP using #EarthHour