Switch off for Earth Hour

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Earth Hour, Singapore
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Each year, on the last Saturday of March at 8.30 pm, hundreds of millions of people across the world will switch off their lights for one hour and pledge their support for Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a global campaign encouraging individuals, businesses and governments to protect and take positive actions for the environment. 

From its inception as a single-city initiative in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a worldwide sustainability movement where hundreds of millions of people from every continent will come together to acknowledge the importance of protecting our planet and celebrating that commitment. 

This year, 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries have switched off for Earth Hour. Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Pyramids of Giza and the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing participated. In Singapore, the Fullerton Hotel, Merlion and many others also went dark. 

There are many ways you can get involved with Earth Hour. Here are some of them:

Switch off 

Join us for Earth Hour in 2014 and switch off your lights at 8.30 pm.

Go beyond the hour

Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness of climate change issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. Take Earth Hour beyond the hour and make change an everyday part of life. Make a commitment towards reducing your carbon emissions and start by setting your airconditioner temperature at 24°C or higher. 

Spread the message 

Tell your friends about Earth Hour and get them to join this global movement. Find out more about Earth Hour at  earthhour.wwf.sg