Earth Hour is an annual environmental campaign that brings attention to the effects of climate change by asking people to switch off lights at homes and businesses for an hour at 8.30pm (20:30), local time.
This year the date of Earth Hour is Saturday 24 March.
This event aims to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future for our planet.
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. The event that year saw 2.2 million homes and businesses turn their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.
Since then, Earth Hour has become a global sustainability movement with millions of people across more than 35 countries participating. Over the years global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Rome’s Colosseum, have all stood in darkness for Earth Hour.
In recent years the movement has continued to grow through a network of committed people including Brigidine Sisters and their associates and colleagues in ministry and focuses on building a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Now is the time to plan to take some action to mark Earth Hour 2018!