Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement by WWF to unite people to take action for the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage hundreds of millions of supporters, individuals and organisations alike, in more than 7000 cities and towns in over 172 countries and territories worldwide. As the world’s first open-source climate change campaign, Earth Hour has inspired millions worldwide to take action for our planet and help change climate change.
What is the focus for Earth Hour 2017?In 2017, Earth Hour is calling on teams and individuals around the world to ‘shine a light on climate action’. Since 2007, the year of the first lights out in Sydney, the need for climate action has accelerated. We have also witnessed unprecedented momentum in individual and global climate efforts. With Earth Hour 2017, we aim to harness the collective power of the crowd to create the exponential impact we know we can achieve by putting the spotlight on climate action and the potential of individuals to change climate change. Whether it is garnering public support for renewable energy or climate-friendly policy or fostering collaboration between people across borders to tackle regional climate issues, Earth Hour 2017 is uniting millions around the world to join the movement and be a part of making climate change history.
How will Earth Hour 2017 be different from previous years?