what is earth hour?
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Today more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide.
How are you celebrating Earth Hour this year? Let us know on Twitter: #EarthHourBBY, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to be the inspiration for others!
looking for inspiration?
Here’s what a few other businesses have done:
- BC Hydo’s Candlelight Dinner campaign invited restaurants to turn down their lights and serve dinner by candlelight.
- Canada Place dimmed the lights on its sails.
- BC Place pledged to shut down its award-winning LED lighting
- Four Seasons shut off all non-essential lighting to host an evening by candlelight where it also launched its 100 mile cocktail (or 160 kmJ)
- The Fairmont Waterfront went dark and offered a four-course 100 mile tasting menu.
Let us help you promote your Earth Hour celebration! Be sure to tweet pictures to #EarthHourBBY