© Bjorn Holland / Getty Images / WWF Sunlight eclipsing planet Earth

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. local time

Every year and everywhere, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, millions of people across the world join in raising awareness of the nature crises facing our planet.

It’s not just a symbol of support — it’s a catalyst for urgent change because Earth Hour is about more than 60 minutes. It’s a movement for our future.

Join millions of people around the world on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 pm local time to let leaders know we want action on climate change and biodiversity loss.

It’s time to make nature matter.

© Jeremiah Armstrong / WWF-Canada Earth Hour 2009. A candle-lit Scrabble board spelling

Take part

Join us as we spotlight the critical juncture we are at; this moment when we can still reverse the path the planet is on. And the need to act urgently to avoid crossing the line to an irreversibly altered future for nature, wildlife and people.

On the day of Earth Hour, we’ll be posting a must-watch video on all our social media channels — and all you have to do is share it.

Share it in your stories, on TikTok, post it to your wall, retweet and DM it, or tag your friends in the comments.

Whether you share with one person or one hundred, you’ll be helping place a spotlight on our planet and the urgency needed to prevent crossing the line to an irreversible path for climate and biodiversity.

Be sure to follow WWF-Canada on InstagramFacebookTwitter, TikTok and LinkedIn to stay updated.

Switch off your lights for an hour and broaden your support

Earth Hour began as a movement to visually demonstrate support for actions that address climate change and biodiversity loss.

Turning off your lights is still an important signal of support for the movement, as well as an opportunity to reflect. In recent years we have added new virtual actions to expand the reach and impact of that support beyond your local community. That’s why this year we are asking you to share our video and consider getting involved with other campaigns that run year-round!

© Jeremiah Armstrong / WWF-Canada Earth Hour 2009. Hands holding candles.

Want to make an impact beyond the one-hour commitment? Here are some ways you can help fight nature loss and its impact on wildlife and climate:

  • Share our video on March 26, 2022. Follow WWF-Canada on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok and share and engage with our posts that day to help spread awareness.
  • Sign up to learn more about our plans to Regenerate Canada, and how you can help.
  • Sign our petition to help marine wildlife get the protections they deserve.

Help us stay on the right side of the line this Earth Hour

Taking place at a particularly crucial time, this year’s Earth Hour invites people across Canada and around the world to show their support for urgent and strong actions needed to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius.

While the science is clear that humans have irreversibly altered the planet, we are still on the right side of an invisible line—one that, if crossed unlocks a future that is 4 degrees warmer.

Extreme climate events like fires, heat domes and super storms are a stark reminder that we are getting dangerously close to that line—but there is still time to reverse the path we’re on.

The next decade is critical. If we take the right actions, in the right places, we can avoid the more catastrophic outcomes of climate change and biodiversity loss.

We can stay on the right side of the line.