Today the world stands on the verge of evolution in energy production, transformation in behaviour and growing environmental consciousness.
Multinational organisations are preparing themselves for the inevitability of a global market driven by low-carbon economic forces.
Individuals are developing a consumption conscience.
Environmental issues are gaining prominence on government agendas.
Why take part?
Though we are still at the beginning of the journey to an environmentally sustainable world, there is no question that the environmental conscience of the planet is evolving. However, the environmental challenges our planet faces remain as urgent as ever.
With over 4000 cities in over 128 countries taking part, Earth Hour has grown into the world’s largest community-driven campaign for the planet.
If this can be achieved in only four short years, imagine what else can be done! Earth Hour truly demonstrates the power of individuals, communities, businesses and governments to unite and make a difference.
What can you do?
1. Sign up and switch off for Earth Hour at 8:30pm Saturday 26 March – rally your friends and family and make it a night to remember. Switching off is a simple act, yet a hugely powerful one, making a statement that we care about the planet, while also sending a reminder to our leaders that we want action.
2. Nominate and vote in the WWF Earth Hour Awards , sharing the positive actions being taken across Australia for a better, healthier world. Through the WWF Earth Hour Awards we will recognise and celebrate those who are leading by example and inspiring others to do the same.
3. Go beyond the hour and commit to enduring changes for the planet. Earth Hour is the perfect time to make simple, everyday changes to our lives to reduce our environmental footprint.
We all have a part to play. It is through the sum of our efforts that we will make a difference and together lead to way to a greener and more prosperous future.