What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is an annual tradition started by the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF) en 2007 En Sydney, Australia, to raise awareness about climate change
. Participants in más que 190 los paises will turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday
— including the Sydney Opera House
, the Gateway of India
, the Beijing Phoenix Center in China
, the Brandenburg Gate in Germany
, the Colosseum in Italy
, the Empire State Building in the United States and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
— will turn off their lights to show support for the campaign
What is the purpose of Earth Hour?
WWF describes the event as a symbol of “unity” y “esperanza” for a sustainable future.
“Earth Hour aims to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature
, tackling the climate crisis
, and working together to shape a brighter future for us all
,” the WWF says on the Earth Hour website
How can I participate?
You can mark Earth Hour by turning off your lights from 8:30 a 9:30 pm. in your local time zone.
The official Earth Hour website suggests seven ways that supporters can spend their lights-off hour
, including reconnecting with nature and attending local Earth Hour events in their communities
The WWF also recommends that supporters “take action beyond the hour, whether it is supporting a local WWF project or getting involved in Earth Hour campaigns in their own country, or starting the movement in their own community.”