Earth Hour for Cities
What your city can do for Earth Hour
On Saturday, March 19th at 8:30-9:30 PM local time, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will turn off their non-essential lights for one hour during Earth Hour to display a commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – our planet.
From the beginning, cities and towns across America have enthusiastically embraced Earth Hour – turning off lights in government buildings and urging their citizens to participate. This single act is provoking discussion and is helping to create the change we need to reduce our environmental impact.
Earth Hour is a great opportunity for your local government to demonstrate your commitment to the environment, showcase your existing environmental work and engage with your communities. Here are some tips for how your city can support Earth Hour 2016:
- Sign up and show you support a sustainable future for our planet
- Switch off non-essential lights at 8:30 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2016
- Spread the word and help us reach as many people as possible. You can promote Earth Hour to your staff, suppliers and contacts through your website, newsletters, social media channels or any other way you like! Click here for your Earth Hour starter kit.
- Encourage other landmarks and local groups in your city – schools, workplaces, streets, communities, restaurants and bars – to plan their own Earth Hour events
Go Beyond the Hour
Join the Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long competition among cities to promote renewable energy and prepare for climate change. U.S. cities that participate are recognized for their efforts in spreading the global movement to create more sustainable, resilient cities and compete for the title of U.S. Earth Hour Capital as well as grants from WWF.