25 March 2017 – Earth Hour: Ten Years of Impact
Spanning more than 7,000 cities worldwide, the symbolic event, Earth Hour, has grown into a powerful global movement. This year marks the 10th year of Earth Hour. On Saturday, 25 March 2017, we are once again encouraged to turn off our lights for an hour to save electricity. It may seem like a small action, but if done on a global scale, it may have a direct impact in changing climate change.
“In 2015, the world achieved a major climate milestone in Paris, but it is only the beginning. Our actions today will define our tomorrow. Together, let’s change climate change,” Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International.
So on 25 March 2017 at 8:30pm, please switch your lights off and join the largest global voluntary movement for the environment — Earth Hour 2017. Let’s do this for Mother Earth!
And it’s called 60+ Earth Hour because it is also a movement that encourages all to go beyond the hour in mindful living and taking assertive action in saving the environment. It starts with little things and little efforts of each individual in this planet. It’s taking the passion of Earth Hour beyond the 60 minutes.
Earth Hour Report
“Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement. Over the last 10 years, we have achieved massive environmental impact. Together with your support, we’re helping change laws, lives and our planet! How great is that?”
Together, we’ve funded WWF projects all over the globe, including providing communities with climate-smart boats after typhoon Haiyan and bringing solar power to families in India.
Advocated for change
Earth Hour supporters have successfully advocated for more climate-friendly laws and policies, such as those that have banned plastic in the World Heritage site of the Galapagos Islands.[in Ecuador]
We’ve helped bring real change to the lives of thousands of people around the world such as when we provided families with fuel-efficient stoves in Nepal & Madagascar.
For more information, visit:
Earth Hour Official Website
Author: Marcelle Villegas
with media release by: Earth Hour