Since 2007, the WWF has called on all the people of the world to turn their lights off for one hour, thereby creating a symbol for climate protection and saving the planet.
The WWF Earth Hour is a simple idea that has quickly become a global event: Back in 2007, in Sydney, Australia, around 2.2 million people switched their lights off. In 2011, for example, several hundred million people took part in approx. 5,200 cities in 135 countries around the world, and in 2015, more than 7,000 cities and communities in 172 countries participated. The Earth Hour has become the largest global movement and symbol for more climate protection.
Earth Hour 19.03.2016 from 20:30 until 21:30
In Austria, the Federal President, Federal Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Minister for the Environment and Foreign Minister support Earth Hour. In all state capitals, the lights of the most recognisable landmarks are switched off for an hour. Many companies, corporate groups and countless households participate in the "hour of commemoration" for our climate.
This year's Earth Hour took place on Saturday 19.03.2016 from 20:30 until 21:30 (local time in Austria). This year, at the Wels site we also participated in Earth Hour again with a visible symbol for climate protection – the huge LED light façade in Linzer Straße remained dark during that time.