Earth Hour 2015 Highlights

In 2015, WWF’s Earth Hour grew to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. While the global lights out remains an impactful visual call-out, its true impact is starting to be seen in areas and communities fighting climate change on an everyday basis

EARTH HOUR'S TRUE IMPACT

2016 LEGISLATIVE GOALS

Brazil

Brazil is aiming to gather 50,000 signatures to lobby the government for a national plan to protect the nation’s natural water sources, and aim to resolve the nation’s largest water crisis in 70 years.

Malaysia

Malaysia is promoting the proposed Tun Mustapha Park, which would be the country’s largest marine protected area once approved.

Russia

Russia is set to put a 10 year moratorium on Arctic drilling through a petition to lobby President Putin to commit to no Arctic drilling.

 

Switzerland

Switzerland’s citizens are joining in a petition, calling for fair climate national objectives from the Swiss Government at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris 2015.

AT A GLANCE*

*These numbers are based on initial reports and estimates as of Sunday 29th March 5:30 AM GMT. They will be updated to reflect final statistics following detailed analysis.

172

 

Participating countries & territories 

 

10,400+

 

Of the world’s most iconic landmarks switched off

66

Countries that have gone beyond the lights out event

47

Finalist cities in the Earth Hour City Challenge

+378 Million

Twitter reach in the week leading up to Earth Hour (23-29 March 2015)

+36.5 Million

No. of video views (Earth Hour + Partners)

From icy Antarctica to the International Space Station, WWF's Earth Hour swept around the globe on Saturday 28 March 2015 (8:30 p.m. local time). Millions of Earth Hour supporters worldwide joined forces to highlight the need for climate action. Revisit the highlights and energy the movement generated across the world!

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As Earth Hour swept across twenty-four time zones and six continents on 28th March 8:30 PM local time, we posted Earth Hour celebrations from New York to Nairobi to Paris! Check out what happened at Earth Hour Live.

EARTH HOUR UNITES MILLIONS FOR CLIMATE ACTION
2015 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS