Earth Hour

18th March 2024 / Posted by Sobastian Frazer

Earth Hour, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), famously began in Sydney in 2007 as a lights out event, where more than 2.2 million people and 2,000 business turned their lights off for one hour as a symbol to the commitment towards nature and our planet.  

It has since continued to grow, attracting supporters in more than 185 countries, encouraging people to take action in support of the environment, and lobbying for legislative change.  

Earth Hour is a time to celebrate our planet. Getting involved can be as simple as turning your lights off for one hour in support of Earth Day. Or celebrate by doing something you enjoy, whether that be taking a walk in the park, bird watching or supporting local voluntary services. Spend 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet!  

Engage the young generation this Earth Hour with the Earth Hour Education Pack available here – these curated theme packs include accessible educational activities and printables, designed to encourage fun learning about our planet.