EARTH HOUR 2018: WWF’s Earth Hour is the biggest movement to protect our planet.

Posted in Connect on March 12, 2018.

Millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Earth Hour takes place on March 24th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm when participants will switch off all non-essential lights. The event is a collective world-wide effort to show the difference that we can all make to conserve energy and reduce our carbon emissions.

People do a wide range of things around the hour to show they care about our planet’s future. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm local time a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet.

The world’s biggest landmarks – like Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment too.

Irish local authorities that participated in the past include: Carlow, Clare, DunLaoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kilkenny, Tipperary South, South Dublin, and Wicklow

Internally we can do many small can turn off computer instead of leaving it on standby, turn off all non-essential lights and unplug any appliance that is not in use. Why stop when Earth Hour is over, make energy-saving changes permanent.

Among the actions you can expect to see around Mayo:

  • Dark Skies, Ballycroy National Park
  • Westport Eco-Congregation
  • Knock Shrine
  • Louisburg Tidy Towns

People around the world will show their care and concern for the environment this weekend by turning out non-essential lights for one hour to demonstrate the collective action required to protect the earth from the consequences of climate change. This year, Can Mayo County Council lead the way by powering down our own buildings, encouraging our staff to start the conversation and involve as many communities and people in Mayo to make a promise for the planet?

Log Your event at and let us know your taking part email us at #EarthHour @MayoDotIe


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