Earth Hour Day

Earth Hour Day Quick Facts

Hashtags#EarthHourDay, #EarthHour
2020 DateMarch 28, 2020
Earth Hour

Earth Hour History

Earth Hour Day refers to a period where people are encouraged to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour. The event is held annually on a specific day towards the end of March. The first lights-off event began in Sydney, Australia , in 2007.

Earth Hour Facts & Quotes

  • Earth Hour 2016 was on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm during participants’ local time, and was held March 25 in 2017.
  • If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either-. Joseph Wood Krutch
  • There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.- Ralph Nader
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Gaylord Nelson
  • The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world-. Bill Vaughan

Earth Hour Top Events and Things to Do

  • Gather your friends for a candlelight workout and burn some calories along with those candles. In your down time, think on ways you can bring your commitment to climate action beyond Earth Hour.
  • Hundreds of the world’s most iconic landmarks, from the Empire State Building, to the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House participate in Earth Hour. This year, take a walk around your town or city and try to see which buildings switched off their lights for the planet.
  • March 25 is as good a day as any to make a resolution to reduce your carbon footprint. Turn off the lights when leaving the room for 15 minutes or more, or switch to e-billing to save paper.

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