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Earth Hour 2021 is on March 27 and Shines Virtual Spotlight on Sustainability

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WWF’s Earth Hour 2021, a “virtual spotlight” focused on sustainability, will take place on March 27, as people across the world are encouraged to speak up for nature by switching off their lights for an hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. their time.

That night WWF will post a video on all their social media pages, and participants are asked to share it to place the spotlight on our planet, the issues we face and our place within it all. WWF has put together a list of more than 20 things participants can do to create a memorable and impactful evening in the comfort of their home.

This first-ever event in the United States started as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007. Since then, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take action for our shared home.

With Earth Hour, WWF is calling attention to its belief that “our relationship with the natural world is dangerously imbalanced. Recently, a series of catastrophic events—wildfires, extreme weather, locust plagues and the COVID-19 pandemic—have shaken the world, and we are still dealing with the unprecedented, tragic socioeconomic, health and humanitarian consequences.

It is clearer than ever that our future and the future of our planet are intrinsically linked and both are under threat.”

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