Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature:-
On Saturday 19 March 2016, at 8.30pm please join millions across the world to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour and switch off your lights (and even the TV!) for one hour to show you care about the future of our planet.
By joining the global celebration, you will be taking part in a symbolic moment, not designed to have impact through an hour of energy saving, but to help put a spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen.
The future of our planet is at risk, particularly from the effects of climate change. Many of the world’s most threatened species like tigers and orang-utans live in areas that will be severely affected by climate change. For many, WWF’s Earth Hour is a chance to show you care about our brilliant planet and is the first step to helping to protect its future.
To celebrate the global event, we will be switching off all non-essential lights (and our TV’s and phone chargers) at 8.30pm on 19 March for one hour.
Jennifer Clements, spokesperson for WWF-UK, said: “We’re thrilled that so many people will be taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour this year and hope that they’ll inspire many others to get involved. By taking one simple step to switch off, WWF’s Earth Hour is a chance for all of us to come together and send out a global message about protecting our planet.”
Over the last decade, WWF’s Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year. In 2015, a record-breaking 172 countries and some of world’s most famous buildings including Big Ben, Hong Kong’s skyline and the Sydney Harbour Bridge joined the global celebration. In the UK alone, over 10 million people took part, along with over 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations.
Everyone can join the celebration for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 19 March 2016. For more information and to sign up just visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour.