Earth Hour is a global environmental movement with a simple message to switch off non-essential lights for one hour on the last Saturday of March between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Globally, it is being organised annually by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in association with the government, non-governmental organizations and individuals.The Earth Hour 2016 was the tenth edition of the global celebration that started off as a one city event in Sydney, Australia in 2007
- Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. 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 more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
- Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.
- The first Earth Hour event was on March 31 2007. WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour in the first Earth Hour event.
- Earth Hour 2016 will mark the tenth year of the campaign!