On Saturday, 28 March, Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, will once again inspire individuals, businesses and organizations in over 180 countries and territories to renew their commitment to the planet. Between 20.30 and 21.30, 30 Europeans Institutions and bodies (4 new ones in relation to 2019), will symbolically switch off the lights on the facades of their main buildings (besides any security and legal compliance restrictions), to show their commitment to the initiative.
Earth Hour is WWF's flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action for over a decade. Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to also bring the pressing issue of nature loss to the fore.
In the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis, Earth Hour marks a moment of solidarity for the planet as global communities unite and organize events digitally.
- Several countries prepare to organize Earth Hour virtually to ensure public safety and show solidarity for those affected by COVID-19
- National decision makers all around the globe, environmentalists, and others, unite and pledge their support online for nature and people