Make the switch for nature this Earth Hour
8.30pm local time Saturday 27 March

Did you know in 2020, 1 in 3 Australian took part in Earth Hour?

For Earth Hour 2021, Australians everywhere will be encouraged to make the switch for nature. By switching off their lights at 8.30 pm on Saturday 27 March, Australian’s will demonstrate their support for a switch to a renewables-based economy.

What actions can I take for Earth Hour 2021?

The switch can be almost anything that benefits nature, like:

  • Switching to a renewable energy provider
  • Switching to solar
  • Switch to composting
  • Switching to a more environmentally friendly super fund
  • Switching to reusable coffee cups
  • Switching a car trip for a bike or a walk
  • Switch out a regular lesson for an Earth Hour themed lessons!


Girl lighting a candle at the Candle Installation by Jorge Pujol on the lawns of Australian Parliament House in Canberra, 29 March 2014.  The main focus of Australia's 2014 Earth Hour campaign was the impact that climate change is having on the Great Barrier Reef.

How can schools get involved?

Instead of holding Earth Hour Schools Day the day before Earth Hour, this year, we will be encouraging schools to take part in the weeks leading up to Saturday 27 March. Educators can download the Earth Hour resources to teach meaningful lessons in the lead up to Earth Hour. 

Don’t forget to register your school here.

Check out more than 60 FREE education resources and find lessons relevant to your year level.

Professional Development: Investigate How Animals are Impacted by their Environment

This course will help inspire your students to feel optimistic about their future by investigating how animals adapt to climate change. You’ll discover how to teach curriculum-aligned lessons using WWF-Australia’s Earth Hour. You’ll build your confidence to teach about climate change in geography and science by learning:

  • How others teach about climate change in their curriculum.
  • How to explore climate change by focusing on animals.
  • The basics of climate science such as weather, global warming and climate change.
  • How to teach about climate change and care for students’ mental health.
  • Where to find teaching resources and lesson plans.

Head to the course and get started today!


Earth Hour Competition – Win a Fonzarelli electric mopeds!

Every person who signs up to Earth Hour 2021 will go into the running to win a Fonzarelli electric moped!

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Thanks to our partner

These lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.



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