Earth Hour this Saturday from 8.30pm
Every year, the hour of no power allows businesses and homes around the world to participate in the growing global movement of people raising their voice for nature.
For one hour switch off your lights between 8.30pm – 9.30pm AEDT to show your support.
Earth Hour, hosted by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), will take place a little differently this year thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Whilst public events have been cancelled to prioritise community safety, Australians can still get involved by going digital.
For the first time ever, Earth Hour 2020 will be a digital-only event. The beauty of this is that you can safely be involved with Earth Hour from the comfort of your own home.
WWF-Australia will livestream Earth Hour this Saturday from 8.30pm. Kicking off will be live crosses to lights out from around the country including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park Sydney and Melbourne, The Wheel of Brisbane, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and The Bell Tower in Perth.
Performances from musicians, comedians and other special guests will also be featured via livestream.
WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman said, “Staying connected as a community and looking for positive ways we can contribute is more important than ever as the world responds to the coronavirus crisis.”
“The act of switching off our lights for Earth Hour has always been a show of solidarity for stronger action on climate change and a chance for millions of people worldwide to collectively raise their voice for nature.
“This year will be dramatically different as we all strive to control the spread of COVID-19. Many of us will be spending our Saturday night at home, but we can still connect to a community of supporters around Australia and be part of a positive moment for the planet,” said Mr O’Gorman.
2020 is expected to be a pivotal year for climate change action, as world leaders prepare to make decisions on environmental policy that will impact the planet for years to come – making this the most important Earth Hour yet.