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Give an hour for Earth on Saturday 23 March 2024. Together, let's create the #BiggestHourForEarth.

Don't know what you can do this Earth Hour? We have a few ideas below of what you can do at home as well as Earth Hour activities your local cities are running! After picking the activities you like, make sure to click "I'm interested!". This will add your hour to the GLOBAL COUNT of the number of hours given to our one home—a sure testament to our mission to create the Biggest Hour for Earth.


Earth Hour in the Philippines

Filipinos have embraced Earth Hour over the years.

In partnership with the Department of Energy and other government agencies, we ensure that the mass switch-off/on activities during Earth Hour are safe and do not cause any harmful disruption to the electricity grid.

Most importantly, Earth Hour has sparked conversations and inspired Filipinos to work together and focus on climate and biodiversity actions as we tackle the planet’s biggest environmental challenges.

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What is Earth Hour?

Every year in late March, millions of people across the globe unite to show that they care about the future of our planet by switching off for one hour. 

Earth Hour, an initiative of WWF, was famously started as a lights-out event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown into a global grassroots movement, engaging millions of supporters in more than 185 countries and territories, inspiring individuals and organizations worldwide to take action for the environment, and driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the crowd. As the movement grows, the one-hour lights-out event continues to be the symbol of a broader commitment toward nature and our planet.

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Can an hour change the world?

Earth Hour is more than 60 minutes. It’s a movement for our future.

While one hour may seem small, imagine the collective impact if each of us commits just one hour to fostering positive environmental change. Spending 60 minutes doing something positive for the planet can turn into thousands and millions of hours of action and awareness that there is still time to reverse nature loss by 2030.

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What has Earth Hour achieved 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.
But this is just the start. There are so many more Earth Hour stories out there we’re still discovering, and of course much more to do.