About Earth Hour
In 2007, WWF launched Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia. By encouraging people to turn off all their non-essential lights for one hour, the first Earth Hour inspired a movement which continues to this day: by saving energy, we help create a better, more sustainable future for ourselves and for the Earth.
Thanks to the tremendous support of people from all walks of life all over the planet, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest collective environmental action. In 2015, millions of people from over 7,000 cities and towns across 172 countries and territories participated in this massive event.
This year, we are celebrating the tenth Earth Hour. We want all of Hong Kong to give their support to this campaign. By taking part in the symbolic “lights off” moment, now famous around the world, we can all show our determination to create a better future by adopting a sustainable lifestyle and reducing wasteful consumption.
Where will the Earth be in ten years time, when we celebrate the twentieth Earth Hour? The future of the Earth is in our hands. Pledge now to support Earth Hour and a living planet!
The future of the Earth depends on what we do today!
Living our material lives in this material world allows us to have an enviably high quality of life. But we seldom think about how our lifestyles affect the Earth’s resources.
If everyone on Earth were to live the way Hong Kong people do, we would need 3.1 planets to meet our needs. Today, Hong Kong people consume 540 times more natural resources than the territory can provide*.
We only have one planet. It cannot give us everything that we are used to having forever. To celebrate the tenth Earth Hour, WWF is asking everyone to consume less and consume wisely to help sustain the Earth by changing our lifestyles and giving up some unnecessary luxuries. Let’s use our power to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
* According to the Hong Kong Ecological Footprint summary (2014 update). Learn more
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