On March 28, 2020, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, millions of people across the globe will be switching off their lights for one hour as a way to show support for saving the earth and advocating for a sustainable future. This year’s Earth Hour has a particular poignancy as it takes place during the height of the COVID-19 emergency that has awakened in all of us a renewed sense of global inter-connectedness.
Since 2012, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has been asking people around the world to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour during the month of March. This symbolic hour has grown to include participants in 7,000 cities, towns, and villages across 152 countries. This show of support is easy. Just switch off the lights and light up the candles.
What you can do during Earth Hour
- Be creative.
- Play a board game.
- Cook or bake your favorite food or dessert.
- Have a conversation.
- Watch live-streamed events on the WWF website.
- Sign the “Voice for the Planet” petition to let world leaders know that you demand urgent political action to combat climate change.