Every year, millions of people around the world join the Earth Hour movement and switch off their lights for one hour to show support for protecting our planet and stopping climate change. This year, Earth Hour is at 8:30 p.m. your local time on Saturday, March 24.
Earth Hour 2018 comes at a critical moment in the fight against climate change. After the United States announced its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement—the world’s first truly global plan to address climate change—more than 2,600 leaders across America’s state houses, city halls, board rooms, faith organizations, and college campuses stepped up to say they are still committed to meeting America’s climate goals.
Several We Are Still In signatories are participating, including 39 cities, such as Carmel, Indiana, and 24 universities, such as Arizona State University.
Now it’s your turn.
We know that it will take action from everyone—from governments and businesses to communities and individuals—to urgently reduce the emissions that drive climate change and prepare for the inevitable impacts of a warming planet, some of which we’re already experiencing.
Show your commitment to the planet this Earth Hour. On March 24, join the world in an historic lights-out display by turning off all non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. your local time and recommit to the fight against climate change. Together, we can tackle climate change and create a future where people and nature thrive.