Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
 
Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.    Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide.
 
Earth Hour 2016 will be held today – Saturday 19th March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm in our local time zone.    The event is held worldwide towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.
 
You can read more about Earth Hour here.

Earth Hour 2015

WWF’s Earth Hour is a global annual event where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about our planet.    It takes place this Saturday, 28th March.
 
It’s about people from across the globe coming together to create a symbolic and spectacular lights out display and asking for change.
 
It happens every year between 8.30 and 9.30pm, with switch offs starting in Samoa and finishing in Tahiti. 
 
It’s been growing every year, with more and more countries and people signing up – last year an all-time record with 162 countries took part.
 
You can find out more here.

Support #WWF’s #EarthHour on Saturday 29th March @WWFScotland

With WWF’s Earth Hour 2014 on Saturday 29th March rapidly approaching, you can read more about Earth Hour in Scotland here.  


Across the world, 150 countries are participating and some some 7 000 towns and cities are taking part.


In Dundee, the floodlighting at the McManus Galleries is switching off for Earth Hour along with lighting at Broughty Ferry Castle.    


Here’s a video about Earth Hour 2014:

Earth Hour Scotland 2011

WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s largest display of hope for a bright future. From London to Sydney, New York and Singapore, people all across the world will be switching out their lights for one hour to show they care about tackling climate change and protecting the natural world.

In Scotland, thousands of people switched off at the same time as iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk Wheel, Kelvingrove Museum and the Wallace Monument.

Earth Hour 2011 in Scotland will be the biggest and best yet.   There is more than switching off the lights – check out all the ways you can get involved.