Coming Up - March 30: WWF Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2019

WWF Earth Hour 2019, © WWF

27.02.2019 - Article

Earth Hour started as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007 and is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 30, the lights all over the world go out, iconic landmarks like the opera house in Sydney or the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin will remain dark for an hour to remind people to save energy obviously but also to rethink lifestyle decisions and fight climate change. “If we don’t take action to reverse the trend, climate change will start killing off species on a global scale”, warns Silke Hahn from WWF Germany, and Earth would lose its beauty and diversity. “In the end humans too will be the ones to suffer, because we are destroying the basis of our own lives.”

Especially young people and students in Germany and Europe are the rising voice behind a movement to create awareness about the consequences of climate change.

To read more about the student movement in Germany:


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