ACTIONS

EARTH HOUR

MARCH 25

Join us in being a catalyst for change during Earth Hour. Every year and everywhere, at 8:30 p.m. on the last Saturday of March, millions of people across the world participate to let leaders know we want action on climate change and biodiversity loss.

TOGETHER, LET’S MAKE NATURE MATTER

Connect by powering down and experiencing the electrifying energy of #EarthHour as it sweeps across the planet at 8:30 p.m. local time on the last Saturday of March. Share our message online and switch off in solidarity with global efforts to secure nature and our home.

ABOUT EARTH HOUR

Starting out as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. Every year, millions of people and businesses set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make noise for the Earth Hour movement.

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour endeavors are sparking new conversations about habitat loss. Celebrate the diversity of life on Earth. Be part of the conversation.

Students leading students

Celebrate Earth Hour in any way you want. Keep it simple with a candle-light dinner, go stargazing or simply switch off your lights for an hour. Thinking bigger? Organize a campaign to encourage your fellow students to power down where they are or challenge your faculty or administration to power down. Share your Earth Hour story with WWF-Canada and count your actions towards your Living Planet Leader certification.

Key Dates

March 17, 2023

Submit your event page to spread your reach

March 25, 2023

Join us at 8:30 p.m., wherever you are in the world

HOW-TO WITH EARTH HOUR

1. PICK A LOCATION

Whether you’re hosting an event or observing Earth Hour on your own, choose a location that’s fitting for you.

2. CHECK OUT OUR ACTIVITY TIP SHEET FOR IDEAS

Our activity tip sheet is a source for different ideas on how you can celebrate Earth Hour wherever you are.

3. PROMOTE YOUR EARTH HOUR EVENT

If you’re hosting an event, you can spread the word in many ways. Invite others on social, share your event page on Living Planet @ Campus and use our Earth Hour promotional materials to invite others to take action.

4. MAP IT AND COUNT YOURSELF IN

Show the power we have when we all come together by adding your participation to the global map at EarthHour.org.

5. GET RECOGNIZED

Did you know that participation in Earth Hour counts towards your Living Planet Leader certification? Capture your participation on your Personal Application of Sustainability Checklist. If you’re planning and leading an event, you can also count your efforts in your Volunteerism and Leadership & Teamwork profiles.

WHY PARTICIPATE

By joining together we’re connecting with the biggest issues confronting the world today. In addition to raising awareness, it gets people in Canada talking about the impacts of climate change and inspires action towards a planet where nature and people thrive.

CREATE IMPACT

Host an Earth Hour event and inspire others to take action. Symbolically switching off the lights or raising awareness online can create positive ripple effects, inspiring others to consider a planet where nature and people thrive.

DOWNTIME FOR THE PLANET…AND FOR YOU

Relax over candlelight, take a moonlit walk or take some time to reflect and observe the hour.

LIVING PLANET LEADER

Organizing an Earth Hour event contributes to Leadership & Teamwork and Volunteering requirements. If you are participating, then you can also log your activity under your Personal Application of Sustainability checklist.