- First such in-person Earth Hour event by WWF-Singapore after a 3 year hiatus
- Esplanade joins as Festival Partner to engage Singaporeans with messages of a more sustainable future
SINGAPORE, 25 MARCH 2023 – Between 24th – 26th March 2023, over 10,000 people in Singapore will come together for WWF-Singapore’s (World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore) Earth Hour Festival at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
A robust schedule of thematic art performances, educational booths around climate change, and talks by WWF-Singapore’s subject matter experts culminated in the symbolic 1-hour Switch Off at 8:30PM SGT on Saturday 25th March. This year, the likes of FairPrice Group, CapitaLand, Fullerton Hotel, and ORBA (Orchard Road Business Association) joined iconic landmarks like Esplanade, Jewel Changi Airport, ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands, to switch off in support.
Senior Minister of State, Ms Sim Ann, who led the countdown to the Switch Off, said, “It is specially meaningful because the intention is to raise awareness. It is something where building owners, as well as the people who do businesses and work in the buildings can come together and focus our minds on the importance of honouring our climate targets.”
Amidst increased national pressure on Singapore’s climate goals to hit Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, WWF-Singapore is encouraging people to think Beyond The Hour. This year, the team hopes to transition the Earth Hour movement from advocacy to action, making a call to businesses and establishments to move their air conditioning temperature to 25 degrees Celsius.
WWF-Singapore’s Kosong Plan encourages small, actionable changes in daily life – such as reducing personal usage of single-use plastics, consuming more sustainably farmed seafood and produce, or choosing eco-friendly alternatives to e-commerce packaging when shopping online. Pledges can be made here and throughout the year, pledgers will be given updates and actionable tips on how to achieve their Kosong Plan goals.
Earth Hour Festival 2023 was organised by WWF-Singapore. Esplanade is the Festival Partner and Watsons Singapore is the leading partner of the event. For the full list of partners, see Annexe A.
Learn more: https://www.wwf.sg/earthhour/festival/
For more information, please contact:
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About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is WWF’s flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organisations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action for over a decade. Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to also bring the pressing issue of nature loss to the fore. The aim is to create an unstoppable movement for nature, as it did when the world came together to tackle climate change. The movement recognises the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to drive change.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
WWF-Singapore works locally and around the region to create impactful change around climate, circular economy, wildlife, biodiversity and sustainable finance by engaging individuals, communities, businesses and governments.
For more information, please visit wwf.sg.
ANNEX A: PARTNERS
Festival partner: Esplanade
Lead partner: Watsons Singapore
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