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Earth Hour - 30th March 2019

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery. Each year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and organise events – at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet. 

Last year over 10 million people across the UK took part to send a clear message: we’re fighting for our world. From the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building to Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, communities like yours switched out their lights in a symbolic show of support.  

Your support for Earth Hour has helped the World Wildlife Fund find solutions for the environmental challenges that we face the world over. This includes influencing national climate policies, planting new forests in Uganda, and banning plastic in the Galapago.

What can we do?

In the UK, every year millions of us take part in Earth Hour. By making pledges to help our planet, and by being part of a movement of hundreds of millions more around the globe, we can show we’re fighting for our world. 

We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it. We have the solutions, we just need our voices to be heard.  

That’s why Earth Hour is so vital – it gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery.   

The world’s biggest landmarks – such as the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment. And you can switch off too.  

Join the global movement this Earth Hour – switch off your lights and be part of the change. 


When is 'Earth Hour'? ................30 March, 8:30pm 

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Please take part in Earth hour and join a global campaign to help our planet.  All you have to do is switch off your lights for an hour at 8.30 pm  on Saturday the 30th of March.  If you feel that 8.30 is a bit too late, feel free to do it earlier in the evening.  Millions of people worldwide will be taking part in Earth hour and together we can make a difference.  It would be great if you could send us photographs of you and your family taking part in the Earth hour switch off.  Please send photographs to Have a great switch off everyone!