When is Earth Hour? | When Is

Cheryl Sanders
March 30, 2019

Organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the primary objective of the programme is to create awareness about the impacts of climate change and also contribute towards the betterment of the planet.

Millions of people around the globe will, between 8h30 pm and 9h30 pm CAT on Saturday, 30 March observe Earth Hour by switching their household lights and non-essential appliances.

"We're the first generation to know we are destroying our planet", WWF said.

"We have appealed to our 27 lakh consumers in the suburbs to switch off lights and fans during Earth Hour and support the cause for environmental friendliness", said an Adani Electricity official.

The event comes after some of the most dire warnings yet on the state of Earth's natural habitat and species.

Another dataset confirmed the depth of an unfolding mass extinction event, only the sixth in the last half-billion years. Over the years, landmarks and historic sites like Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, and Buckingham Palace have gone dark to mark the hour.

Over 3,000 corporations in Hong Kong signed up for Earth Hour 2019, according to the WWF Hong Kong website. The lights are usually plugged off from 8:30 in the evening to 9:30 p.m.as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

You can participate by turning off your lights for one hour, starting at 8:30 P.M. on Saturday March 30th.

Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

Earth Hour is an worldwide initiative that requires people, government offices, workplaces, and other urban centres to switch off the non-essential lights in a symbolic call for environmental protection.

The hotel "Kazakhstan" is seen after the lights are switched off for Earth Hour in Almaty, Kazakhstan, March 30, 2019.

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