What started as an Aussie idea has grown into a global movement for change in sustainability.
Earth Hour launched in Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in turning the lights out for 60 minutes at 8.30pm – a symbolic show of solidarity.
The event is now celebrated in over 180 countries and over 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.
Every year, the hour of no power turns individuals, schools, businesses and communities into a millions-strong movement, and it’s never been a more important time to make the switch.
This Earth Hour, we’re encouraging people everywhere to make the #SwitchforNature to support Australia’s switch to a renewables-based economy.
Simple switches you make in your daily life can help our planet.
- Switch to solar power.
- Switch your ride
- Or just #SwitchOff your lights for Earth Hour to show your support for Australia becoming a renewables powerhouse.
You could also attend one of Council’s Earth Hour events