Earth Hour 2023 is taking place on Saturday 25 March, 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
Every year, millions of people around the globe take an hour to switch off to show they care about the future of Planet Earth. They use that hour to reflect on what nature means to them, and focus on the importance of taking a stand for our planet.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, but is now a global event with over 192 countries taking part. What began as switching lights off for an hour has grown into one of the world’s biggest environmental movements, showing commitment to nature and climate by switching off from the world and coming together to make a change.
The nature around us that we love and rely on is in crisis. With species and habitats at risk every day, nature needs us to take a stand for it. Taking part in Earth Hour is a symbol for hope for our planet, uniting local and global communities to reassert our commitment to nature and climate. If we act now, we can help put our natural world in recovery by the end of the decade.
You can use your disconnected hour however you like, whether you want to enjoy a candle lit dinner or simply have some down time, but the event should act as a reminder that there are actions we can all take every day to make a difference to Planet Earth.
Find out more about Earth Hour and access further tools and resources on the WWF website.