EARTH HOUR'S TRUE IMPACT
EARTH HOUR'S TRUE IMPACT
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.
2015 legislative change goals
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 is promoting the proposed Tun Mustapha Park, which would be the country’s largest marine protected area once approved.
Nepal is working with the government to approve and announce a national policy of solar power subsidies for households and businesses, starting first with Kathmandu.
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’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.
Wales (UK) has just seen the groundbreaking sustainable development bill become law in the week before Earth Hour, after lobbying the Assembly for the past 3 years using Earth Hour and other platforms.
*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.
Participating countries & territories
Of the world’s most iconic landmarks switched off
EH celebrations created on a digital map
Twitter reach in the week leading up to Earth Hour (23-29 March 2015)
No. of video views (Earth Hour + Partners)
Facebook reach in the week leading up to Earth Hour (23-29 March 2015)
EARTH HOUR UNITES MILLIONS FOR CLIMATE ACTION
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.