This Saturday, some of London’s most famous landmarks will be turning their lights off in support of Earth Hour. You’ll be able to watch as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral join buildings around the world in an hour of darkness between 8.30 and 9.30pm.
Earth Hour started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. It’s not just about turning the lights off though, it aims to inspire companies, organisations, groups and individuals to take action on climate change whether that be by adding their voice to campaigns, sharing information or donating to local and global projects.
There are lots of ways you can get involved on Saturday, including switching your own lights off and hosting a candlelit dinner party. You could also head to the Southbank, the focus of London’s Earth Hour, where many of the attractions along the river will be switching off the lights off and the OXO Tower is promising an extra special surprise!
Find out more about Earth Hour on the WWF website.