24 March | WWF Earth Hour

24 March | WWF Earth Hour

WWF’s Earth Hour is the biggest movement to protect our planet.

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone.

People do a wide range of things around the hour to show they care about our planet’s future. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm – a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet.

Take a look at WWF’s 60 things to do in the dark! From dinner by candlelight to stargazing or looking for your local landmark switch off – there are lots of fun things to do when the lights go out.

The world’s biggest landmarks – like Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment too.

Your support for Earth Hour, and for WWF’s work in general, has helped find solutions for the environmental challenges we face the world over. This includes influencing national climate policies, planting new forests in Uganda, and banning plastic in the Galapagos.


Make a promise for the planet

“This year, we’re asking you to make an Earth Hour promise: we want everyone to pledge to change one thing in their everyday life that will help protect our planet. It could be a promise that you make as an organisation, or one that you encourage employees to make both at home and at work. You could decide to eat less meat, ditch plastic bags, carry a reusable coffee cup or even switch to a green energy supplier. It might seem like something small, but big impacts start with small steps.”

Make a promise for the planet.

#EarthHourUK #PromiseForThePlanet

Join WWF in showing your support for a brighter, better, more sustainable world. For more information and to make a promise please visit wwf.org.uk/earthhourwales

About WWF

WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, with more than five million fans and a global network operating in more than one hundred countries. Through its involvement with the public, businesses and governments, they focus on protecting the world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental problems our planet faces, so that people and nature thrive. Find out more about their work, past and present on wwf.org.uk.