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Speak Up for the Earth: Join Us for Earth Hour on March 26

Where will you be at 8.30 pm on March 26? We hope you’ll join us to raise awareness for the issues facing our planet. On March 26, 2022, we invite you to participate in Earth Hour – an hour-long event you can take part in anywhere to speak up for the planet.

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a lights-out event that was founded by WWF in 2007. The first event was held in Sydney to raise awareness for climate change, and it has since grown to a global affair, with supporters taking action in over 190 countries and territories.

Earth Hour involves the simple act of switching off the lights – you don’t have to go anywhere, sign up for anything, or donate to any causes unless you want to. The core aim of Earth Hour is to take time out of your day, whether it be 5 minutes or the full 60 minutes, to call attention to climate change and the rapid loss of habitats and biodiversity.

Earth Hour takes place every year on the last Saturday of March, which falls on March 26 in 2022.

Why participate?

We all know the challenges facing the planet due to climate change. To make progress toward a better world, we need the involvement of every sector of society, top to bottom and everything in-between.

So, by participating and turning off the lights, you can make an impact, spark productive conversations, and add to the conversation about what more people can do – at home and on a global scale, to tackle the climate crisis.

Does Earth Hour really make a difference?

Since the first Earth Hour almost 15 years ago, it has become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. Over 50 million people have participated, both at in-person events and at home, they’ve secured over 6,500 acres in Uganda to establish an Earth Hour forest, helped to secure Argentina’s largest marine protected area, and helped power positive change in countries all over the world.

How do you participate?

To participate, simply switch off the lights at 8.30pm local time. You don’t have to turn off all electronics (unless you want to), just go dark and use candles for light. If you want to continue using electronics, try joining the conversation online.

If you want to do more, there are online and offline events you can join in, provided the COVID-19 guidelines where you live allow you to do so. You can find out about virtual events and events taking place near you here: Earth Hour Events. There are also plenty of opportunities to arrange events in your local area if you would like to do so. One way to promote the event online is with their marketing materials, which you can access here.

We’d love you to join us in turning off the lights and spreading awareness for the planet – both on land and in our oceans and waterways. It can be easy to underestimate the impact your voice can have, but your voice matters, so let’s speak up.

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