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25 March, 2021

Aussies encouraged to participate in Earth Hour

AUSSIES are encouraged to switch off their lights for one hour in support of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27.

By Andrew Sorensen

Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, is set to once again unite millions of people around the country and the world on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm Brisbane time.

This year, one in three Australians are expected to take part in the symbolic ‘switch off’ event.

With climate change accelerating the devastating biodiversity loss Australia is experiencing, WWF-Australia is encouraging people to sign up and make the #switchfornature to support Australia’s switch to a renewables-based economy and help reduce our contribution to global emissions and climate change.

WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman said 'The act of switching off our lights for one hour has always been a show of solidarity for stronger action on climate change'.

"This year we want to inspire Australians to make small switches in their daily life to support Australia’s transition to renewables.

"Whether it’s switching to a solar energy provider, switching to a sustainable superannuation provider or simply switching to reusable everyday items, we can all be making switches that work towards a renewables-led future and protect the home of our unique flora and fauna.”

Among the stars rallying behind the call this Earth Hour are Australian actress and climate activist, Yael Stone, football coach and former player, Harry Kewell, musicians Cody Simpson and DJ Tigerlily and lifestyle influencers Nicole Warne, Laura Wells and Victoria Lee, who will be sharing the #switchfornature commitments they’ll be making this Earth Hour through their Instagram channels.

Households, businesses and iconic Australian landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will switch off their lights for one hour during the event.

Australians can sign up to make the switch for nature this Earth Hour on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm at earthhour.org.au


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