Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm (as per the local time of different regions) on a specific day, this time on 24th March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
Earth Hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.
According to Earth hour organization "Biodiversity – the rich variety of life on Earth – continues to decline year on year. We must urgently prioritise our planet's biodiversity and nature. #Connect2Earth was created to organize our efforts, allowing us to shed light on topics impacting our planet's well-being."
Every year, millions of people around the world join the Earth Hour movement and switch off their lights and disconnect from all devices for one hour to show support for protecting our planet and stopping climate change due to increased global warming.
#Singapore celebrates #EarthHour 2018 by teaching people about the impacts of plastic! How will YOU #Connect2Earth? Tell us on our pinned post at https://t.co/tHRt2qy1tm © Wisnu HY / WWF-Singapore / Victor Mok / Isaac Benjamin Ong pic.twitter.com/kGdS8nNiFo— Earth Hour (@earthhour) March 24, 2018