Earth Hour 2022: A Moment of Solidarity for People and Planet

  • Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, returns with a message of solidarity for both people and planet.
  • Over 190 countries and territories are expected to use this annual event to reflect upon the one home we all share, with landmarks including the Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, Brandenburg Gate, Christ the Redeemer, and Gateway of India all planning to take part in the signature ‘switch off’ moment.
  • Earth Hour 2022 takes place on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. your local time.

Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, is set to unite millions of people around the world to show solidarity for both people and planet. Taking place at a crucial moment in time, this year’s event invites people around the globe to unite in a moment of reflection on our relationship with each other and our collective home.

From the Sydney Opera House where Earth Hour began in 2007, through Niagara Falls, Los Angeles International Airport Gateway Pylons, and Pikes Peak in the US, a host of global landmarks will take part in the symbolic switch-off moment which this year seeks to communicate a safer, fairer and more sustainable future for everyone.

“Nature is an important part of all our lives — from the air we breathe to the water we drink and the food we eat,” said Chris Conner, vice president of media and external affairs. “Earth Hour offers a unique opportunity for all of us to reflect on our commitment to the planet, while coming together in support of each other and a more sustainable future.”

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About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is WWF's flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 190 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action.

Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to address a range of concerns facing people and planet. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to drive change.

About World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working for 60 years in nearly 100 countries to help people and nature thrive. With the support of 1.3 million members in the United States and more than 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment, and combat the climate crisis. Visit to learn more; follow @WWFNews on Twitter to keep up with the latest conservation news; and sign up for our newsletter and news alerts here.