Earth Hour

Headline Date 28-02-2018

Victoria is at the heart of London, with Buckingham Palace, the new Nova complex, Hamilton showing at a newly renovated Victoria Palace Theatre, and plenty more, there’s an abundance of exciting things to get up to in the area.

Unfortunately, Victoria is also one of the most polluted areas in the country, contributing to climate change and long term health implications. Here are some of the initiatives being put into place to tackle this issue as a city, nation and around the world.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has plans to bring in an ultra low emission zone to London, and Eurostar are in the midst of launching their Tread Lightly scheme, the first environmentally friendly travel route to Amsterdam, giving tourists alternative options to flying. You can have solar panels attached to the roof of your house, make sure to recycle and reuse, walk instead of driving, and participate in Earth Hour.

On Saturday 24th March 2018 WWF will be running the eleventh Earth Hour from 8:30 – 9.30pm. Earth Hour provides everyone with a chance to help save the planet, with over 100 countries taking part. Turn out your lights and switch off your gadgets to enjoy a tranquil hour without notifications and a fluorescent glow, whilst doing some good!

As temperatures in the Arctic reach an all-time high, the sea ice shrinks to the lowest levels recorded. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at the highest it has been in the last 800,000 years. However, we have the chance to reverse this damage, and Earth Hour is a great place to start. 2017 saw some of London’s famous landmarks go dark in support of Earth Hour such as the Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Earth Hour gives individuals, communities, and organisations the chance to take action and create a positive impact for the sake of our planet.   

Wendell Berry said that we do not inherit the world from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. An hour of switching off has a worldwide effect on climate change. Join WWF and help save our planet, after all, not all superheroes wear capes.

Back to our news Top