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.
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.
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.
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.
You can help lead an Earth Hour campaign for your campus. As a student group or association, use Earth Hour to engage your members online to participate, and promote the opportunity on your social.
In your community
Online Earth Hour activities are happening all across the planet. Visit earthhour.org for inspiration on how others are engaging with Earth Hour at home while connecting with the wider community online.
Promote an Earth Hour competition to your floormates (or entire building) and engage them to ‘switch off’. It’s an easy way to connect socially-distanced, while helping one another reduce stress before exams. You can get creative with it and take it beyond the hour, making it a regular activity on your floor.
Workplaces are showing increased interest in Earth Hour. As an employee or co-op student starting out in your career, demonstrate your value and host Earth Hour any day of the week to engage employees, create awareness on sustainability, or get noticed by leadership.