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Earth Hour

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

Today — Saturday, March 28, at 8:30pm — is Earth Hour! What is Earth Hour?

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories. It has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.

Participation is easy. All you have to do is switch off your lights for one hour! But it’s so much more than that. It’s a collective statement around the world that we care about our planet and we want to see climate action.

Earth Hour Activity

Plan an activity that you and your family can do this evening without the lights on. Extra credit: Don’t use any electricity or technology.

Did you miss Earth Hour? It doesn’t have to be March 28 to reduce your dependence on electricity! You can have your own Earth Hour any day of the year.

Earth Hour Ideas:

  1. Play a game by candlelight.

  2. Go outside and watch for shooting stars.

  3. Tell ghost stories in the dark.

  4. Have a family singalong.

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