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Earth Hour: Turning Off the Lights to Take Action for the Planet...

Earth Hour is a reminder of the power that we have and an opportunity for us to come together as a community to make a difference. Whether it’s by turning off our lights, taking a walk in nature, or volunteering in our community, we can all do our part to make a more sustainable future. It’s not just about what we do in this one hour but the actions that we take every single day. Making small changes in our lives is what lead to changes, just like how one event in Australia turned into something we all know and join in on.

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 Earth Hour: Turning Off the Lights to Take Action for the Planet...

Earth hour is set around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes for both hemispheres of the planet. But what does this mean and why 8:30 pm local? Because this is when our two hemispheres have the closest sunset, allowing everyone across the globe to be a part of it near the same time. This also makes having the lights out hard to notice.

10 Most Interesting Facts About Earth Hour

Today, Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest grassroots environmental movements, which takes place every year with the same aim as back in 2007—to unite the world in support of people and the planet. However, its impact has gone far beyond just turning off lights for one hour.

3 Things I Realized During Earth Hour

After getting over the initial emptiness of sitting in the dark, I started to realize that my mind was running freely. I didn’t have anything distracting me or pulling my attention. I ended up shuffling through my drawers to find a notebook and writing down the thoughts I was having. I journaled about my Earth Hour experience (hence this blog), wrote out my to-do list for the rest of the weekend, and even got started on a grocery list! Who knew an hour in the dark could be so productive?

Earth Hour

Since our beginnings, Earth Hour has been known for the symbolic “lights off” in support of our planet. But starting 2023, we've stepped things up, breathing new life into our movement and mission to create the Biggest Hour for Earth.

Earth Hour Australia

Earth Hour has grown to become much more than switching your lights off, but that iconic switch-off moment is still an important part of Earth Hour. Millions of participants around the world will switch off their lights at 8:30 pm local time on Saturday 22 March 2025 to demonstrate their support of the environment.

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