Earth Hour was started by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Sydney in 2007 when it presented the idea to City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore who agreed to support the event. The idea is to mobilise the community for just one hour on one night to turn off their non-essential electric lights.
Earth Hour soon spread around the world and now engages 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of Earth Hour which is still a great way of getting people to think and act on reducing their energy consumption and their impact on the environment.
This year Earth Hour is scheduled for Saturday 30 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. It’s a great way of getting friends and family together, switching off the electricity and doing something that can make a difference at the very least to our behaviour.
There are also community events organised so check out the WWF website and see if there is something you can get involved in. You can also register your event for your building, school, workplace or community organisation with Earth Hour through the website.
If you want to post your activities on social media before or during Earth Hour please use the hashtag The Earth Hour 2019 #Connect2Earth.