Earth Hour 2020

Date(s) - 28/03/2020
8:30 am

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Since COVID-19 has canceled all your social plans, on Saturday night, there will be more people on the couch at home than ever before in Earth Hour’s 14 year history. 

So if you’ve ever thought you might like to join one of the world’s biggest and longest running environmental movements but you forget/too busy/had to take your dog to the vet, 2020 could be the year to switch off your lights for one hour and generate awareness and action on climate change and nature loss. Here’s more information:

Saturday 28 March – 8.30pm – local time = #Switchoff 

Step 1.

In the wake of the catastrophic bushfires in Australia this summer, Earth Hour is urging Australians to raise their voice for nature and sign a petition calling for federal and state governments to take stronger climate action. The petition, to be delivered to 25 Australian political leaders in the lead up to Earth Hour, will call on federal and state governments to take urgent and direct action by: 

  • In the next 12 months accelerate the transition to a net-zero carbon economy by implementing legislation. 
  • By the end of 2020 take advantage of Australia’s renewable energy resources by developing an industry plan for renewable exports, positioning Australia as a renewable energy powerhouse. It is anticipated over 500,000 messages of support will be sent by Australians to politicians in the lead up to Earth Hour on Saturday 28th March, 8.30pm local time. 

Step 2. Plan your night – here’s a few ideas:

  • Grab some popcorn and a million pillows and dedicate your Saturday night to a David Attenborough extravaganza. Here’s some inspo for the best climate change and nature docos on Netflix that will leave the kids with their jaws hanging wide.
  • OR forget movies, whatever happened to dinner dates by candlelight? The soft warm flicker around the room and your undivided attention. 
  • Pop your heads outside and spend an evening soaking up the distant stars. It’s not often we find ourselves with our eyes to the skies – it’s generally a screen – so now is a better excuse than ever to switch off completely. 
  • Dust off that Monopoly board from the far corners of the cupboard and watch the competition bring out a new side to your fellow players (warning: emotions run high).
  • Order a delicious round of takeaways from a nearby small business and feel good knowing your supporting local restaurants who’re feeling the pinch of the pandemic.
  • Get social. Join in on #SwitchOff and engage with people all over the world about climate change and feel empowered by others who share your concerns and favour solutions. Kids love a good chat.

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is WWF’s flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 187 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action for over a decade.