Starting as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people from around the globe to take action for our planet
In 2017, an unprecedented 187 countries and territories took part, including over 3,000 landmarks that switched off their lights as a step toward taking action for our planet
. Scheduled in late March, Earth Hour is planned to closely coincide with the spring equinox to ensure that most cities are in darkness as it rolls out around the Earth.
Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with WWF, has urged UAE residents and organisations to unite in positive action for our planet
during the coming Earth Hour.