World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour is tonight


Earth Hour Night 2014: A young girl lighting a candle at the Candle Installation by Jorge Pujol on the lawns of Australian Parliament House in Canberra. Photo by Michael Mulrine / WWF-Aus
Earth Hour Night 2014: A young girl lighting a candle at the Candle Installation by Jorge Pujol on the lawns of Australian Parliament House in Canberra. Photo by Michael Mulrine / WWF-Aus

World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2018 is tonight with a focus on how biodiversity is affected by climate change in Australia.

From 8.30pm residents are asked to switch off their lights for an hour as a symbolic gesture to show the need for stronger climate action.

This year people can use the hash tag #Connect2Earth to see how many people get involved this year.

WWF Australia Climate and Earth Hour engagement manager Kerri Major said the event had attracted millions of people from 180 countries to switch off for the hour.

“One of the key impacts of climate change is biodiversity loss, and biodiversity loss worsens climate change,” she said.

“As every action we take today will have an impact, we hope that through emphasising the importance of biodiversity and its relationship with climate change, we can save these beautiful creatures which form part of Australia’s identity.

“Earth Hour is more than just switching the lights off, it’s a promise to protect our planet.”

Major landmarks taking part in WA are the Fremantle Arts Centre and the City of Belmont.

Several schools and businesses have also signed up to take part.

WHAT: Earth Hour 2018 – Focus on Biodiversity

WHERE: Anywhere you normally have lights on.

WHEN: Saturday, March 24 at 8.30pm for an hour