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Why the World is Going Dark This Weekend
Heather Ash
byHeather Ash

This Saturday, March 24th, you can join millions of people in the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. How? Earth Hour is a symbolic lights out hour that takes place around the world starting at 8:30pm, your local time. While you may be joining out of solidarity, the hour symbolizes larger environmental change. According to Earth Hour’s website, “From changing individual behavior, to legislation, Earth Hour has achieved massive environmental impact - but as climate change accelerates, our response needs to grow too.” Earth Hour works with WWF to bring awareness and real change to the way we treat and protect our planet. Find more ways to help here →

Photography by Paul Gaudriault

How to participate: Starting at 8:30pm local time, switch off all of the lights! You’ll be joining in with millions of people as well as famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Sydney Opera House, to name a few. Some simple ideas for participating include hosting a candle lit dinner, a stargazing picnic or a lights out party, it’s up to you! You can follow the movement on social media as well using #Connect2Earth.

Photography by Alex Iby


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