What is Earth Hour?

Since our beginnings in 2007, Earth Hour has been known for the “lights off” moment, with individuals from around the globe switching off their lights to show symbolic support for the planet and to raise awareness of the environmental issues affecting it.

More than 15 years later, we are now at a tipping point with our climate and nature crises, putting at risk the fate of our one home and all our futures. We are on course to breach by 2030 the 1.5°C global temperature increase limit set by the Paris Climate Agreement, and nature - the source of our very livelihoods and one of our biggest allies against the climate crisis - is also under severe threat,  facing alarming and unprecedented rates of loss globally.

 

Why we all need to act now

The next 7 years are therefore crucial to all our futures - we have to stay under the 1.5°C climate threshold to avoid irreversible damage to our planet, and we need to reverse nature loss by 2030, ending the decade with more nature and biodiversity than we started, not less. To make this happen, individuals, communities, businesses, and governments must all urgently step up their efforts to protect and restore our one home.

With this 2030 goal in mind, we too must step things up. So this year, we’re breathing new life into Earth Hour - our brand, our work, our message, and our mission - creating the Biggest Hour for Earth. How? By calling on our supporters across the globe to switch off their lights and give an hour for Earth, spending 60 minutes doing something - anything - positive for our planet.

With our presence in over 190 countries and territories, we can use the power of the people to turn a single Earth Hour into thousands and millions of hours of action and awareness, creating a domino effect of impact that continues well beyond the 60 minutes. Amidst our increasingly divided and polarized societies, the Biggest Hour for Earth becomes a precious moment of unity, reminding the world that our one shared home needs our help and that we all can - and must - play a part in protecting it.

 

Register Your Commitment

Click here to register your participation in Earth Hour this year by making a commitment to Switch off at 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 23rd and giving an hour or more for Earth.  Our theme this year is "Live Naturally. Think Sustainably." and our campaign will be focused on educating the general public and raising awareness throughout the community about the steps we can take to live more sustainably, the power we possess when we work together, and the positive pressure we can put on our business and political leaders to take action and pass legislation that supports our individual efforts to live in harmony with the natural world.

 

 

 

What is the Purpose of our Annual Earth Hour Campaign?  

To strengthen our connection with nature, inspire environmental action and raise awareness about sustainable living.

 

How long is the campaign?

The campaign runs annually from March 1st until Earth Day on April 22nd.

 

How will it benefit the community?

The community benefits from the information we share about nature, sustainability and environmental action during our month-long public awareness campaign.  The campaign launches on March 1st with an official press statement and culminates, this year, with a free, family-oriented Earth Hour live broadcast featuring conversations about some of the goals that our organisation has for Bermuda, efforts being made in the community to live and operate more sustainably, and practical steps we can all take to play our part in creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

 

How many people will benefit from it?

Our Earth Hour Campaign is designed to reach thousands of local residents, business people and children through their schools.  

 

What community need does it address?  

The need for environmental consciousness and tangible steps that can lead our people down a clear path to sustainable living.  We understand that taking drastic measures to reduce our carbon emissions and halt the rapid loss of nature and biodiversity are major issues with global implications that will impact the largest nations to even the smallest island states like ours.

 

 

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