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In the UK, every year millions of us take part in Earth Hour. By making pledges to help our planet, and by being part of a movement of hundreds of millions more around the globe, we can show we’re fighting for our world. 

We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it. We have the solutions, we just need our voices to be heard. 


That’s why Earth Hour is so vital – it gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery.   

The world’s biggest landmarks – such as the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment. And you can switch off too.  

Join the global movement this Earth Hour – switch off your lights and be part of the change. 


Earth Hour gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery. Each year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and organise events – at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet. 

Last year over 10 million people across the UK took part to send a clear message: we’re fighting for our world.

From the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building to Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, communities like yours switched out their lights in a symbolic show of support.  

Your support for Earth Hour has helped us find solutions for the environmental challenges we face the world over. This includes influencing national climate policies, planting new forests in Uganda, and banning plastic in the Galapago.

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Leicester city council to join the big Earth Hour switch-off

The Lights at Leicester’s Town Hall will go off for an hour next weekend as the city joins a worldwide event to highlight climate change.

Earth Hour is an annual event organised by WWF and will see millions of people around the world switching off their lights on Saturday 30 March to show their support for action to tackle climate change.

In Leicester, the Town Hall clock will be in darkness for an hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, with the fountain illuminations and the other lights in the square being switched off too.

Cllr Adam Clarke, deputy city mayor and executive lead on environment said: “I’m pleased that Leicester continues to support and participate in this global event.

“It’s an important way of raising awareness of the simple steps we can all take to help combat climate change.”


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