What are you doing for Earth Hour?

Posted by admin on 18th March 2013

Lang Banks, Director, WWF Scotland tells us about a global effort to highlight climate change.

It’s that time of year again! WWF’s Earth Hour is fast approaching.

At 8.30pm on 23 March, hundreds of millions of people will join a massive global “lights out” to show their concern about the impact climate change is having on people and the natural world. From Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the great pyramids of Egypt, from the Sydney Opera House to our own Edinburgh Castle, buildings, landmarks, homes and businesses will plunge into darkness for one hour.

As we all switch off our lights on Saturday 23rd March, we want to think about 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.

So, what are you planning to do for Earth Hour? The great thing about WWF’s Earth Hour is that it’s a fun event, and one that whole families or communities can join in with. Whether you decide on a candlelit dinner with your family or a torch lit walk with your community, there are plenty of ideas to choose from.

Visit our website for ideas of what you can do and to find out what’s going on in your community. You can also sign up to support the event and become part of a growing community of people who have shown commitment to play their part in tackling climate change. Our world is brilliant! Together we can keep it that way. Why not check out more at