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Earth Hour: Our planet’s time to shine


Every year all over the UK, millions of people come together to spend a spectacular evening under the stars and make a wish for a brighter future for our planet. That time is here…

Earth Hour London Big Ben switched off © Vlad Balin WWF-UKEarth Hour London Big Ben switched off © Vlad Balin WWF-UK

With one sleep to go until Earth Hour, communities, cities and towns are preparing to switch off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on 29 March and join others around the world in a symbolic and spectacular lights out display.

So at 8.30pm tomorrow make sure you switch off the lights wherever you are  and take a moment to think about our brilliant world. As you join in, remember that around the globe people will be finding their own way to celebrate our planet- whether that’s a night in with a loved one, a dinner party with friends or a special moonlit walk.

As for me, I’ll be lucky enough to be working at WWF’s special Earth Hour event on London’s Southbank. As a novice to Earth Hour I’m looking forward to the opportunity to see many spectacular landmarks switch-off including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye.

As a special treat for you, we’ll also be live streaming all the excitement so you can join me in witnessing all those iconic London landmarks switching off, as well as taking a look at what’s happening over the rest of the world!

Earth Hour Tower Bridge switched off © Ian James WWF-UKEarth Hour Tower Bridge switched off © Ian James WWF-UK

If that wasn’t enough, after the countdown, Earth Hour celebrity ambassador Sophie Ellis-Bextor will light up the stage with a very special performance. Plus to celebrate our first Earth Hour in our new home in Woking we’re also hosting a family live music event from 7.30pm until 10pm

Thanks to The Phoenix Cultural Centre in Woking, we have fantastic music featuring both covers and original music throughout the night from local artists Manu, Dan Shears, Lisa VonH, Claudia Arnold and Sourkix.

Tickets cost £5 each and all money raised will go towards helping us create a brighter future for the Mara. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Living Planet Centre pages of our website.

Whatever you do tomorrow night and whatever Earth Hour means to you, remember that together we can all make a difference. Get ready because it’s time to #BeBrilliant

What are you doing for Earth Hour? Leave us a comment.

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