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Schools are going bunting crazy for Earth Hour!
Just over 4,800 schools across the UK took part in Earth Hour, and this was our best Earth Hour yet! Here are some stories about how schools celebrated Earth Hour 2015!Read More
Lights out across the UK!
The clock has struck 8.30pm – it’s the moment we’ve been waiting for! Right now, millions of people across the UK have switched off their lights to join in the global celebrations for Earth Hour 2015. Here are some of the great landmarks across the country that have plunged into darkness… Inverness Castle Senedd Caerphilly…Read More
DECC shows its support for Earth Hour 2015
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has been showing its support for Earth Hour this week and encouraging others to join them. Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, said today: “It’s time for everyone to recognise that climate change will touch just about everything we do, and everything we care about. Earth Hour…Read More
VIDEO: Watch the global and UK highlights
At 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March, a record-breaking 172 countries and territories across the world celebrated our brilliant planet and switched off for Earth Hour. Globally, over 1,400 iconic landmarks took part, including big UK landmarks like St Paul’s, London and Tower Bridge, the Kelpies in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and Caerphilly Castle. With celebrations in…Read More
The global celebrations so far!
The switch-offs for Earth Hour are sweeping across the world as we speak – and we’ve even had a special shout out from space! Here are some of our favourite photos from celebrations across the world so far – but you can keep an eye on all the live updates here. Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, from the International Space Station…Read More
10 Facts about the Aurora Lights
The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are amongst nature’s most spectacular displays. The British Antarctic Survey, who will be switching off for Earth Hour tomorrow, and our Polar Expert Rod Downie have been lucky enough to witness them at both ends of the earth. They share with us some of…Read More
Highlights from Earth Hour 2015
On Saturday 28th March, a record-breaking 172 countries and territories took part in Earth Hour, the world’s biggest environmental event. Millions of people, thousands of schools, and hundreds of businesses and organisations came together and switched off their lights for an hour to show they care about the future of our brilliant planet. The global celebrations started in…Read More
UK, are you ready for the switch off?
Celebrations have begun in Samoa, Antarctica, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Soloman Islands as millions go dark for Earth Hour, and the wave of switch-offs is slowly making its way to us in the UK for 8.30pm tonight! Hundreds of landmarks are signed up across the country, including: Big Ben and Houses of Parliament; Buckingham Palace; St Paul’s Cathedral; Tower…Read More
Community voice: Simon the Fireman
Simon Jakeman is a London Firefighter with nearly 20 years’ frontline service. He has evacuated flooded homes by boat, chased wildfires, diverted and pumped flood water and dealt with the pieces after intense storms. Thanks to his tireless environmental work, he’s been recognised as London’s Greenest Firefighter. Simon’s Blog I have a passion to do…Read More
Thank you for being part of it!
You helped create a night to remember and joined millions of people around the world to celebrate our brilliant planet – thank you. If you took part but forgot to sign up – it’s not too late! You can still add your name to let us know you took part. For those of you who celebrated, we…Read More
Earth Hour kicks off in Samoa and Antarctica!
Samoa and Antarctica are the first to go dark today for Earth Hour, the world’s biggest celebration for our amazing planet. Though Samoa and Antarctica are the first, Earth Hour will be celebrated across the world today, Saturday 28 March, 8.30-9.30pm local time. Our friends at The British Antarctic Survey will be one of the…Read More
HRH The Prince of Wales supports Earth Hour UK 2015
HRH The Prince of Wales is taking part in the world’s biggest environmental event, Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March at 8.30pm, by turning off all non-essential lighting at his residences. Sign up to be part of it: http://po.st/nqa6qb #EarthHourUKRead More