Inspiring hundreds of millions to protect our brilliant planet
WWF’s Earth Hour is a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on our amazing planet, and how we need to protect it.
At 8.30pm on 23 March hundreds of millions of people turned off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the world in a huge, symbolic show of support. It’s always a memorable and spectacular event with places from New York to New Delhi going dark for the hour.
Now is your chance to take action to protect our planet – not just for one hour, but every day. For Earth Hour 2013, the focus is on the kind of energy we use. Because to create a better future for our planet we need to move away from dirty fossil fuels and onto clean green renewable energy which works with the awesome power of nature, not against it.
We’re asking you to show you back the switch to renewable energy. It’s started happening, but we need the government to see your support.
Why take part?
Because our brilliant planet needs you. In the UK, we’re consuming three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources. And our reliance on high carbon fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas is over-heating the atmosphere and affecting the climate.
It’s a crucial time as decisions are being taken now that will shape our energy system and climate for decades to come. In 2013, we want the government to commit to making our electricity system virtually carbon-free by 2030. The sooner the government throws more weight behind renewable energy the better for all of us – financially, environmentally.
Together we have the power to make change happen. Sign up to WWF’s Earth Hour now and show your support for the switch to a better energy future. You’ll join hundreds of millions of people who care about protecting our brilliant world.