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Earth Hour 2018


In its eleventh year, this year, Earth Hour is about creating stronger links with our planet, in particular to protect our beautiful plants and animals.

You can plan your own Earth Hour event on Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm by signing up to switch off for Earth Hour here

For schools

Schools can get involved and register to participate in Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday 23 March. Cool Australia has created a range of resources related to Earth Hour themes of climate change, biodiversity and environment for early years, primary and secondary student learning.

For more information visit the Earth Hour website.

For businesses

Businesses can also register for Earth Hour. Some ideas are hosting candlelight dinners if you are a café or restaurant, find out how to reduce the carbon footprint of your business, or participate in the Earth Hour Solar Light Challenge where your organisation can help provide solar lights to families living in remote areas of Papua New Guinea.

For more information visit the Earth Hour website.

Earth Hour facts and figures

  • Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007. It is now a global event with over 172 countries celebrating the event.
  • 1 in 4 Australians take part in Earth Hour.
  • 1 in 7 Australians have installed solar panels on their roofs.

Help protect the environment

Read more about what you can do to protect Maroonah's plants and animals:

Earth Hour resources

Visit the Earth Hour website to find out:

Further information

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