Earth Hour 2024: World ‘giving an hour’ for sustainable nature, climate

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People worldwide are participating in the annual “Biggest Hour for Earth” campaign this Saturday, joining together to raise awareness about nature loss and climate change. The symbolic gesture of turning off lights is back as part of Earth Hour, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to highlight environmental issues.

Last year, supporters in over 190 countries and territories dedicated more than 410,000 hours to the planet. This year, the aim is to make it the “Biggest Hour for Earth” by spending 60 minutes doing something positive for the planet. The campaign encourages people to switch off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time and engage in activities that benefit the Earth. Many famous landmarks, including the London Eye and Tate Museums, will go dark in support of the event. WWF emphasizes the importance of urgent action to address the climate and nature crises, with wildlife populations declining significantly since 1970.

Earth Hour offers simple suggestions for participation, like making outdoor spaces more nature-friendly and cooking sustainable meals. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres describes Earth Hour as a global demonstration of solidarity with the planet, urging everyone to join in for a brighter future.

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