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London supports Earth Hour

Tonight, famous landmarks across the UK will switch off their lights along with thousands of iconic global buildings in the world’s largest switch-off event to protect the planet.

WWF’s Earth Hour, the world’s largest switch-off event, will see famous landmarks, along with homes, restaurants and small businesses, switch off their lights later this evening from 8:30–9:30 pm GMT on Saturday, March 30.

WWF Events happening all over london

Many events will be taking place today in London to support Earth Hour. Carnaby Street is just one of the places in London supporting Earth Hour, with events taking place in stores. Many of the landmarks in London, including Big Ben will switch off tonight at 8pm.

GoodGym teams with Earth Hour

Each year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and organise events – at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet.

This week, GoodGym teamed with Earth Hour to do good for the community across the UK with a variety of environmentally themed tasks.

Last year over 10 million people across the UK took part to send a clear message: we’re fighting for our world. From Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle, communities switched out their lights in a symbolic show of support.

This year’s message is: switch off for your world.

On Saturday 30th March, GoodGym will be part of a big group task in the lead up to Earth Hour at 8.30 – 9.30pm, where people across the world will switch off their lights as a show of support.


Voice for the planet

Earth Hour this year are asking people around the world to use their voice to call for urgent action. Individuals, businesses, communities and politicians all have a role to play. By adding your voice this Earth Hour, you can pledge to change one thing in your everyday life that will help protect our planet.  

Earth Hour highlights the changes needed at a global level, but also encourages everyone to take personal action. You could, for instance, change the way you eat, embrace reusables and buy less plastic, or help to restore nature in your community.  You can share your pledge using #VoiceForThePlanet throughout March to show how you are making a difference.

How Earth Hour helps: Many of us feel powerless in the face of overwhelming threats to the planet. But when we all come together for Earth Hour, we create a strong voice that can change things for the better.  

The power of our combined voices has already helped to: 

  • Influence climate policy in Russia, Argentina, Ecuador and Wales. 
  • Successfully push for planet-friendly laws, such as a ban on plastic in the Galapagos Islands. 
  • Inspire the world’s first Earth Hour protected forest in Uganda. 

And 90% of people who take part in Earth Hour say it inspires them to do more to protect the planet. 

How GoodGym is helping to make a difference

We have tasks organised already in Sheffield, where runners will helping at a community city farm.

In Liverpool runners will be helping out at Everton Park, a green space in the urban heart of the city, and in Slough we will be at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust with the Yellow Fish signage task.

GoodGym Leicester will be helping to create a better environment by planting trees at a local community centre and in Huddersfield runners will be helping to clean up the gardens at a local estate.

There will be plenty more tasks organised across the week for runners to take part in in your local area.


Get involved:

Switch out your lights tonight

Landmarks in the UK will join thousands of other global sites including the Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramids and the Empire State Building to raise awareness and support the planet by switching off their lights for 60mins.

Millions of people around the world are expected to take part in Earth Hour this year, sending a powerful message to local and global leaders that saving our home should be at the top of their agendas. The hour is marked by landmarks, businesses and people switching their lights off for 60 minutes and highlights the impact on our living planet of climate change, pollution, plastics and food production.

Last year, in the UK 10 million people took part, along with over 7,000 schools, 400 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations. Iconic landmarks including Big Ben and Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Blackpool Tower, The Kelpies, Brighton Pier, Cardiff Castle and many more joined the global switch off.

Join the event on Facebook and be part of the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #EarthHourUK, #VoiceForThePlanet and our handle, @wwf_uk.