Can an hour change the world?

At 8.30pm on Saturday, 25 March people from around the globe will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour, to show symbolic support for the planet and to raise awareness of the environmental issues affecting it.

Could you join millions around the world and help us create the Biggest Hour for Earth. How? By giving an hour to our one home, finding 60 minutes to do something - anything - positive for our planet. It could be as simple as inviting your friends for dinner and cooking up a meal using a sustainable recipe, picking up trash at your nearby park, or building your knowledge by watching a nature documentary.

But we know what you’re thinking…what difference will an hour make? Can an hour really change the world?

It may not seem like much, but that’s exactly the point - it’s only an hour. It’s an invitation for anyone, anywhere to set aside a little bit of time and find any way to make a positive impact. It’s a reminder that acting for the environment is easy - we just have to make an effort.

Now where the magic happens is when you and others like you in Asia and Africa, North and South America, Oceania and Europe - supporters in over 190 countries and territories - all give an hour for our one home. This hour could inspire millions of other people to act, and make millions more take notice. This hour could place an unmissable spotlight on our planet, the issues we’re facing, and the need to work together to shape a brighter future. This hour could inspire the world to make all other hours count.

So…can an hour change the world? It’s a start, and it’s up to us.

Let us know what you're doing across the borough for Earth Hour. Add your story to the 'Your Story' section of the Climate Emergency Inspire hub.

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