Shape our Future this Earth Hour!!!

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

For Earth Hour 2022, Australians everywhere will be encouraged to shape our future. By switching off their lights at 8.30 pm on Saturday 26 March and many other actions, Australians will demonstrate their support for a renewables-based economy, greater protection of biodiversity and the dire need to save our reef.

Bookmark this page for next year’s Earth Hour!

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?

Earth Hour Schools Day is the day before Earth Hour. Sign up to participate in Earth Hour as a school here. Download the Earth Hour Info Bundle For Schools to participate in the Earth Hour Schools Competition and the Earth Hour Film Festival. Educators can download the Earth Hour resources below 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!


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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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