Take Part in Earth Hour 2018 | WWF New Zealand

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WHAT IS EARTH HOUR?

Earth Hour™ is WWF’s biggest movement to protect our planet. Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. People do a wide range of things around the hour to show they care about our planet’s future. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm – a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PART

Sea levels are rising and oceans are becoming warmer. Longer, more intense droughts threaten crops, wildlife and freshwater supplies. From polar bears in the Arctic to native birds in our own back yard, our planet’s diversity of life is at risk from the changing climate.

Climate change poses a fundamental threat to places, species and people’s livelihoods. The world is at a climate crossroads. Our actions today will define what tomorrow will look like for generations to come and every one of us - individuals, organizations, companies and governments must be a part of the climate action our planet urgently needs. For many of us this journey starts with awareness through events like Earth Hour.

 

 

HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART

You can celebrate Earth Hour in any way you want. It's entirely in your hands.

Want to keep it simple? You could host a candle-lit dinner, go stargazing, or simply switch off your lights for an hour. Thinking of going a little bigger? You could put on a gig or concert, screen a movie, or host an Earth Hour party! The possibilities are endless.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you let your friends and family know about it so they can get involved too. Share this page on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Connect2Earth!

 

 

 

THE IMPACT OF EARTH HOUR 2017

187 countries and territories took part in Earth Hour 2017! Millions of people across the globe came together to shine a light on climate change.
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