Join us & together, let's connect to Earth

We love this planet and everything that lives on it.

Join us and, together, let’s spark new conversations about nature, the diversity of life that shares the planet with us and how we can protect it.

What better way to connect than powering down and experiencing the electrifying energy of Earth Hour as it sweeps across the planet? Remember to switch off where you live, learn or work in solidarity with global efforts to secure nature and our home: 30 March, 8:30 p.m. your time. It’s time to #Connect2Earth.

Protecting life on Earth

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. Last year alone, millions of people, businesses and landmarks from 30 participating countries 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 2018-2020 endeavours to spark new conversations about the loss of biodiversity and the urgent need to protect it. This year, we want to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and we want to invite your friends and family to celebrate along with us.

Switch off and be part of the conversation

Students leading students

You can celebrate Earth Hour in any way you want. It’s entirely in your hands.

Want to keep it simple? You could host a candle-lit dinner, go stargazing, or simply switch off your lights for an hour. Thinking of going a little bigger? You could put on a gig or concert (unplugged), or host an Earth Hour party! Challenge your faculty or administration to ‘power down’ for 2019 and beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Whether you’re celebrating solo or getting hundreds of people involved, share your Earth Hour story with WWF and count your actions towards your Living Planet Leader certification.

March 22, 2019

Submit your event page to WWF to spread your reach.

March 30, 2019

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

Make it your own

How-to with Earth Hour

  1. Pick a location

    Whether you're hosting an event or observing Earth Hour low-key on your own, choose a location that's fitting for you.
  2. Get inspired

    Our activity tip sheet is a source for different ideas on how you can celebrate Earth Hour wherever you are.
  3. Promote your 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 your event.
  4. Map it and count yourself in

    Big or small, your local efforts have a global impact. Show the power we have when we all come together by adding your event to the global map at EarthHour.org.
  5. Get recognized

    Capture your participation on your Personal Application of Sustainability Checklist. If you're planning and leading an event, count your efforts in your Volunteerism and Leadership & Teamwork profiles.

Why participate

While switching out your lights is a simple act, by disconnecting, we’re connecting with the biggest issues confronting the world today. In addition to raising awareness, it gets Canadians talking about the impacts of climate change and inspires action towards building a living planet.

Create impact

Host an Earth Hour event and help others take action. Symbolically switching off the lights can create positive ripple effects, inspiring others to consider the role of more sustainability in their lives.

Downtime for the planet...and for you

Chatting over candlelight with friends, skating on a moonlit rink, listening to live guitar unplugged, guilt-free time not studying.

Living Planet Leader

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