Shining a light on Earth Hour 2021: Eight things you can do to show support!

On Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time, join our first- ever Earth Hour “Virtual Spotlight.” We’ll be posting inspirational videos on all our social media channels, and all you have to do is share it!

Earth Hour is a grassroots movement for the environment, uniting millions of people around the world to raise awareness of the wildlife and climate crises by turning off our lights for an hour.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re encouraging our supporters to share their voice for nature online and from their own homes, to ensure social distancing protocol. Your health and safety are our top priority.

We understand that this past year has been challenging, and the future will be too. But we know that together we can help nature and people thrive.

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

Here are some other things that you can do during Earth Hour:

Wildlife Wednesdays

On the last Wednesday of every month, WWF-Canada hosts a livestream series where our experts answer your questions about Canadian wildlife. Check out previously recorded episodes on our Facebook and YouTube pages, and feel free to like, comment, and share with friends and families to inspire further engagement from your community. Don’t forget to pre-register to receive event reminders so you don’t miss out on this amazing event series!

Demand a Green Recovery

While the federal government plans out its new budget, expected next month, you can pressure the Prime Minister, cabinet and your local MP to fulfill their promises to make Canada better, greener and more inclusive, innovative, and equitable. Click here to join our One Earth One Voice campaign!

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a collaborative conservation program with WWF-Canada and Ocean Wise to help protect fish, frogs, birds, turtles and other species.  If you would like to learn more about this amazing initiative — which has prevented more than 2 million kilograms of garbage from entering rivers, lakes, and oceans across Canada — check out the Shoreline Cleanup website here

*Due to COVID-19, please ensure social distancing measures and follow local government regulations on all gathering activities.

Conservation Files Podcast

 WWF-Canada’s Conservation Files podcast takes you into the heart of our work. In each episode, different experts shed light on our critical conservation research, fieldwork, challenges and partnerships. From conversations about the finding of Living Planet Report Canada 2020 to discussing the basics of biodiversity, spend your hour listening to Conservation Files!

Facebook Live: Priority Threat Management

Have you heard about Priority Threat Management, our innovative new approach to species recovery? Spend your Earth Hour learning about how WWF-Canada has partnered with researchers from University of British Columbia and local experts to develop a bold plan to recover 40 at-risk species in the Wolastoq (Saint John River) watershed in New Brunswick. Watch the recorded event right here!

 Living Planet @ Campus and Living Planet @ School

WWF-Canada works with primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools to promote sustainability and support the stewardship and restoration of wildlife habitats. (Each Fall, students are also able to apply to WWF-Canada’s Go Wild grant to help launch the proposed conservation project in their areas.) Learn how your student and teacher communities can help safeguard the environment though our Living Planet @ School and Living Planet @ Campus programs.

Watch Our Planet

In 2019, WWF collaborated with Silverback Productions on the award-wining eight-part documentary series Our Planet on Netflix. Hosted by Sir David Attenborough and highlighting the most pressing challenges facing nature today, it won Emmys for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator. For more info visit the Our Planet website and then stream the series.

Relax and Reflect

Finally, we encourage all our supporters pause and think about our impact on the planet. Earth Hour can be a moment to spend alone meditating, or to reflect and come up with new ideas to help reduce climate change and reverse wildlife loss. But however you spend your Earth Hour, we’re grateful for your commitment to protecting nature.