Each year, Earth Hour provides people around the world with the opportunity to show how much they care about nature – and to help others understand its vital importance in all our lives as well as the devastating threats to people and the planet. A time to celebrate, but also a time to highlight the need for action.
Since its launch in 2007, the campaign has grown into one of the world’s largest grassroots environmental movements – helping to give people a powerful voice on the climate and nature loss crises. But this year’s event, Earth Hour 2022 (Saturday, 26 March), takes place at a particularly crucial time. An alliance of governments and organizations, including WWF, are calling for increased ambition and urgent action to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. And, shortly after Earth Hour 2022, world leaders will gather at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 to decide on a new global action plan for nature for the coming decade.
On the night of Earth Hour – 26th March 2022, 8.30 pm, we will ask people around the world to switch off in solidarity with the planet. But there will be a broader call to action: that everyone has a part to play in shaping a new future for people and the planet, from taking individual steps towards living sustainably to urging companies and governments to help build a nature-positive and carbon-neutral future.
Last year’s Earth Hour reached millions of people in a record-breaking 192 countries and territories. And we would love Earth Hour 2022 to match or even exceed this incredible success.
We can’t do it without you!