Earth Hour, a wonderful effort taken across the world to save energy and the environment globally. Last year Earth hour was celebrated successfully at each corner of the planet. Now, we are moving to do the preparations for Earth Hour this year i.e. 2020. Earth Hour 2020 will be held on 28th March, Saturday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (all times are in Indian Standard-Times).
We will understand about earth hour 2020 in detail but first let’s take a quick look on facts and importance –
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Earth Hour day – Important Facts
- Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund) for the conservation of our environment. This event is organized every year towards the end of March on a specified day.
- In 2019, it was organized on 30th March 2019 on Saturday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Now WWF has declared this Earth Hour events to be celebrated on 28th March 2020 at 8:30 pm for the one-hour duration.
- Earth Hour event was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia as a light-off event. Now, with the growing popularity of this worldwide event, Earth Hour has succeeded to engage more than 7,000 cities & towns in 188 countries & territories across the world.
- Earth Hour is a global event organized every year by WWF to support the protection of nature.
- Earth Hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia as an awareness campaign about climate change. In this event, more than 2.2 million people and 2,000 businesses have participated to switch off the light in support of Mother Nature.
- Later on, year after year, the Earth Hour campaign keeps on expanding and now it has become one of the biggest international environmental events.
- With the growing popularity of Earth Hour, in 2012 more than 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries & territories took part in this event.
- The standard Earth Hour logo is “60” that represents 60 minutes of Earth Hour. The new logo of Earth Hour is “60+” that represents the commitment from every single hand towards the protection of our planet.
- On Earth Hour, participants across the world switched-off electricity for 60 minutes to minimizing the consumption of energy.
- On Earth Hour 2017, the Philippines made this event successful by saving approximately 611MWh electricity consumption which is just equal to a dozen coal-fired power plants for 60 minutes.
- In 2018, WWF launched the Earth Hour campaign with theme #Connet2earth to encourage people to stay tuned in the conversation with the organization about uniqueness and diversity of life.
- Earth Hour is a very good event to spread awareness among people to implement preventive measures to protect our environment.
- We have to put maximum efforts to save natural resources for the upcoming generations in the future.
Earth Hour 2020 – Benefits and Importance
- Earth hour helps in grabbing the attention of people across the world to understand their responsibilities toward nature. This global event asks for everyone’s attention to participate to switch-off the lights for one hour globally.
- The concept of Earth Hour is a positive initiative to encourage each individual and the govt. worldwide to share their contributions to this global event.
- Earth Hour spread awareness among people to put efforts to handle global issues like climate change, global warming, pollution, etc.
- Earth Hour motivates people to take action to save Mother Nature. Everybody’s participation will be counted towards the conservation of nature.
- Earth Hour helps to minimize carbon emission to some extent by switching the electricity for one hour.
- Earth hour 2020 will further help future generations to understand the climate change and how to save energy and resources.
Earth Hour 2020 Theme and Logo
Earthy Hour 2020 will be organized with an objective. The main focus of this year Earth Hour will be on eliminating single-use of plastic which is one of the major causes for marine life contamination. Earth hour 2020 theme will be announced soon. The focus will also be on biodiversity and nature along with preventing climate change.
Earth hour 2020 logo – it is not yet updated by WWF. However, the logo for Earth hour was the same every year to date. It is expected to be the same for Earth Hour 2020 as well.
13 successful years of the global event – Earth Hour Day
- Earth Hour 2007
This was the first event to celebrate on 31st March 2007 at 7:30 pm (local time) as the switch-off movement in Sydney, Australia. In this event, almost 2.2 million homes & businesses were participated to encourage the movement of WWF.
- Earth Hour 2008
In 2008 the Earth Hour movement was organized internationally on 29th March 2008 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm (local time). 35 countries were participating in this event around the world. The tagline used for the event was “we’ve turned the lights out. Now it’s your turn-Earth Hour.”
- Earth Hour 2009
28th March was the day to celebrate Earth Hour in 2009 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (local time). “Vote Earth” was the name for the campaign for this year.
- Earth Hour 2010
Earth Hour 2010 was held on 27th March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (local time). The participation was increased worldwide in which almost 121 countries and territories were taken part.
- Earth Hour 2011
The campaign in the year 2011 organized with a tagline “Beyond the Hour”. This was one of the biggest events in the 5-year history of Earth Hour celebration in which around 135 countries participated on 26th March.
- Earth Hour 2012
The campaign for the year 2012 was named “I will if you will” was organized on 31st March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (local time). Participation increased up to 152 countries and territories in the world.
- Earth Hour 2013
In 2013 the Earth Hour event was held on 23rd March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (local time). This year, the world’s very first “Earth Hour Forest” was started in Uganda to save lands.
- Earth Hour 2014
In 2014 the Earth Hour was organized on 29th March at the same time from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. “Earth Hour Blue” was launched as a new digital platform to support the conservation of the planet.
- Earth Hour 2015
The campaign was launched with the name of “Change Climate Change” this year. On 28th March the day was celebrated as Earth Day on the same local timings i.e. from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Earth Hour 2016
In the year 2016, participation across the globe has increased a lot of almost 178 countries and territories in the world. On 19th March 2016, Saturday “PlaceWeLOve” was launched by World Wide Fund-Australia.
- Earth Hour 2017
25th March 2017 is noticed as the Earth Hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to support switch-off light movement globally. #EarthHourTrend was followed.
- Earth Hour 2018
In 2018 the enthusiasm level of the participants was quite high around the world. On 24th March the Earth Hour took place in 2018 on the same local time as mentioned above. Theme was “Let Nature Shine”.
In this year, the global event was celebrated on 30th March 2019 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Miss Earth 2018 from Vietnam was the ambassador for the event this year. Theme was “Reduce, Rethink and Change the way we live”.
Earth Hour Day – Expectations in future
It is one of the biggest environmental events globally. It is an international event organized by WWF and anyone from any city, any country, and any continent can take part in this event. More the participants more will be the outcome of the Earth Hour movement.
Every year the number of participants is increasing worldwide which itself expresses the success story of the event so far. Earth Hour day 2020 will make a difference in the future to handle the major environmental issues like climate change, global warming, pollution, deforestation etc.
Do not miss to attend the electrifying global event. Participate in the event to show your care and love for our beautiful planet.