WWF is calling for everyone across the UK and beyond to sign up and take part in Earth Hour- the world’s biggest show of support for our amazing planet and the need to protect it.

Why your help is needed:

  • Nearly 1 in 6 species are at risk of extinction due to climate change
  • 2015 was the warmest year on record, but it’s now been confirmed that 2016 will beat this
  • From the Paris Agreement to the UK’s Climate Act, we’ve made great progress – but there’s still a lot more to do

The irreversible impacts of climate change are getting faster. We can’t afford to let progress on fighting climate change slow down. By joining Earth Hour, you can help keep the UK moving on climate change with a strong climate action plan.


What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is an annual global demonstration where millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet and to urge for action on climate change.

The support for Earth Hour has grown each year – with a record 178 countries taking part in 2016. 2017 is set to be the biggest yet as it’s the 10 year anniversary of the campaign.

Earth Hour is taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at 8.30pm – 9.30pm (UK time).


How you can get involved in Earth Hour

Will you turn your lights off for Climate Change?

Scotland during Earth Hour 2015. Photo: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

Earth Hour a simple way to inspire more action on climate change. It’s up to you how you spend the hour. Here are some ideas:

  • Switch your lights off alongside 170+ countries and their famous landmarks
  • Stargazing walks, planet friendly candlelit dinners or create your own Earth Hour night with your friends and family
  • Join an event taking place in your community

Whatever you do, make it an amazing hour for our planet.


Sign up to show your support here.



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