Earth Hour at a Glance

Earth Hour is a global environmental movement of WWF, aimed at inspiring and empowering individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments to take tangible action for the planet. It has grown from a symbolic event in Sydney 2007 to the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement spanning over 7,000 cities and 180 countries and territories. As the movement grows, the one-hour lights-out event continues to be the symbol of a broader commitment toward the planet. The core message of Earth Hour lies in going Beyond the Hour – on what tangible action you can do after the lights go back on. 

Here are some Beyond the Hour outcomes in the Philippines:

  • The deployment of portable solar lamps to replace dangerous and dirty kerosene lamps in Palawan and Mindoro.
  • The sharing of best practices for communities via the One Planet City Challenge.
  • The dissemination of climate change solutions via environmental education sessions, training modules, heavy media engagements, and talks.

For more information, please contact:
The Earth Hour Philippines Core Team (earthhour@wwf.org.ph)