Despite the world being in a vulnerable era where a pandemic continues to ravage communities, nature will be on centerstage today at 8:30pm for Earth Hour 2020. To date, Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories.
Earth Hour going digital. In the website – www.earthhour.org – netizens are given options on how to take part in this years Earth Hour 2020. Those interested can switch off their lights at home on March 28, 8:30pm in their local time, and/or tune in online to watch on-the-night live streams, and/or sign the ‘Voice for the Planet’ petition.
“This year, we are facing Earth Hour in exceptional circumstances with countries around the world experiencing a health crisis with the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognize the exceptional challenge that the world is facing and we thank you for your support as we try to realign our Earth Hour work appropriately. In light of the latest developments, the Earth Hour global organizing team is recommending all individuals to take part in Earth Hour digitally this year,” excerpt from the Earth Hour website.
History of Earth Hour. The Earth Hour is the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund and its partners as a symbolic lights-out event that started in Sydney in 2007. Over the years, the movement goes beyond a ceremonial switch-off, it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact and drove legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.