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What is Earth Hour?

Every year in late March, millions of people across the globe unite to show that they care about the future of our planet, by switching off for one hour.

Take time out to reflect on what nature means to you by joining Earth Hour. 

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Why is it so important?

In the UK and around the world, nature – our life support system – is in crisis. We all need nature. And nature needs us to stand up for it every day. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of the challenge – to restore our natural world and prevent catastrophic climate change. 

Our leaders have promised us a better future – for nature, wildlife, and all of us. We have the solutions, and now’s the time for action. By 2030, our natural world could be recovering all around us.

Together we can make small, positive changes to bring our world back to life.

We all have a part to play – and Earth Hour is a great place to start.

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During Earth Hour

Earth Hour is your time to switch off from distractions and focus on our world - joining millions across the globe. Take an hour for Earth.  

You can do this any way you like.

  • Put your phone on do not disturb, and enjoy some down time to yourself.
  • Have a veg-heavy meal by candlelight with your friends and family. Currently, the way food is produced and consumed, is putting a strain on nature, we can all look to Eat4Change. View our simple swaps or take a look at some simple recipes ideas to plan your meal.
  • Raise money for WWF with our Facebook Challenge and give an hour for Earth.

Join our Facebook event and connect with others taking part. Share how you plan on spending the hour with us on social media using #EarthHourUK & encourage friends and family to take part by spreading the word to your networks.

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Outside of Earth Hour

We need to reset, recharge and re-evaluate how we can continue standing up for our world every day. 

There are plenty of things you can do outside of Earth Hour.

  • Press play on our Earth Hour Spotify playlist and enjoy some downtime to yourself
  • Explore our useful tools and resources below to find out more ways you can help our planet.