Please join the World Wildlife Fund in turning off our lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., your local time on Saturday, March 28, 2020, to show your support for a healthy
Please join the World Wildlife Fund in turning off our lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., your local time on Saturday, March 28, 2020, to show your support for a healthy planet.
We live in an interconnected world. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful. Our ever-growing demand for food, water, and energy is changing the climate faster than predicted—and it comes at a cost for wildlife, wild places, and people everywhere.
This Earth Hour, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their steadfast commitment to protecting nature. Together we’ll speak up for wildlife and forests. We’ll show our support for rivers and oceans. And we’ll rally around crucial actions needed to curb climate change.
Life is resilient when we give it the chance to bounce back.
In the past, the University of Illinois’s participation in Earth Hour has helped the World Wildlife achieve an astonishing 17,900+ landmarks, monuments, and universities around the globe in taking a collective pause by turning off their lights in support of the protection of our planet’s rich biodiversity and to combat climate change. Earth Hour 2020 comes at a critical moment in the fight against climate change as the longer we wait the harder it will be to slow down the impacts on our communities and essential natural habitats.
(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm