Let us know if you're going dark for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global environmental movement that aims to mobilize individuals, businesses and governments to take tangible action to build a healthy, sustainable future – and planet – for all. It has inspired millions around the world to raise awareness and take action for climate change, biodiversity loss, and wildlife conservation. It’s time to make nature matter. 

On March 28, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. local time, switch off your lights to draw attention to the climate and biodiversity crises in Canada and around the world.

In light of growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, we encourage supporters to share their voice for nature online and observe Earth Hour from their own homes to ensure social distancing. Your health and your safety are our top priorities.

Why you should take part in Earth Hour

This year is a critical one for nature. Global commitments will be made for climate and nature and these decisions will affect the health of our planet and our future. Governments must commit to high impact actions to fight climate change and strengthen nature. 


WWF-Canada is leading the work on nature-based solutions that will fight climate change and biodiversity loss with nature. But we can’t do this alone. Thanks to our supporters, we’ve been working on creating healthy freshwater ecosystems, protecting marine and Arctic habitats, and building climate resilience through urban biodiversity. 


When you participate in Earth Hour, you’ll be demonstrating your commitment to nature, and the importance of engaging others for greater action. This year, we’re asking everyone to turn off their lights as a call for action for nature-based solutions, healthy freshwaters, Arctic conservation, protection of wildlife, and more. 

Take part in Earth Hour 2020

Tips for BusinessesTips for Universities and Schools

Here are some ways you can participate in Earth Hour 2020:

  • Turn off non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. local time. 
  • Encourage your friends and family to participate at home or virtually. 
  • Share your plans on social media by using the hashtag #EarthHour and #Connect2Earth. Tag @WWF-Canada in your posts! Tell others why you are partaking in Earth Hour.

Want to make an impact beyond the one-hour commitment? Here are some ways you can champion sustainability:

  • Sign up to Living Planet @ Work and join our network of champions who are leading and influencing workplace sustainability actions.
  • Sign up to Living Planet @ School or Living Planet @ Campus and learn how you can lead sustainability in your school or campus community.
  • Learn more about how WWF-Canada is building a future where nature and people thrive. Sign up to our Fieldnotes newsletter.


Earth Hour 2020 for Universities and Schools

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2020 actions to spark new conversations about the loss of biodiversity and the urgent need to protect it. Youth and students around the world have been raising their voices and showing their commitment for a sustainable future. This year, we are urging everyone to turn off their lights and raise their voice for nature.

Here are some tips for how your university or school can support Earth Hour 2020: 

•Turn off non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. local time.
•Encourage your peers and classmates to participate at home or virtually.
•Share your plans on by using the hashtag #EarthHour and #Connect2Earth. Tag @WWFCanada in your posts! Tell others why you are participating in Earth Hour.
•Want to make an impact beyond the one-hour commitment? Sign up to 
Living Planet @ School or Living Planet @ Campus and learn how you can champion sustainability in your school or campus community.


Here are some resources that can help you show your support and commitment to nature:

Earth Hour 2020 Resources 

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For a future where people and nature thrive.


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Charitable Reg. #11930 4954 RR0001.

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© 2020 WWF-Canada; © 1986 Panda symbol WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (also known as World Wildlife Fund); ® "WWF" and "living planet" are WWF Registered Trademarks. 
Charitable Reg.#11930 4954 RR0001.


For a future where people and nature thrive.


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