As Earth Hour swept across the world from Australia to Africa on Saturday, 19 March 2016, millions came together to shine a light on the climate action our planet needs. In addition to over 1.2 million individual actions taken to change climate change, the tenth edition of the movement’s signature lights out event saw individuals, communities, organizations and landmarks in an unprecedented 178 countries and territories switch off in solidarity with global efforts to #ChangeClimateChange! Together, we made Earth Hour 2016 bigger and better than ever, and we couldn’t have done it without these amazing groups of people and individuals :)

WWF Teams
From tackling issues such as deforestation and unsustainable palm oil practices to driving the transition toward renewables and promoting sustainability, WWF teams across the world used Earth Hour to shine a light on climate action. 

Earth Hour Communities
From using the power of the crowd to push for a legislative ban on plastic bags in Cyprus, to raising awareness on renewable energy and deforestation in Kosovo, our Earth Hour communities across the world do a brilliant job of showing us that climate action begins with each and everyone of us :) 

Corporates and Organisations
To #ChangeClimateChange, we need everyone - and that’s why we’re super stoked to have corporates and organizations across the globe join Earth Hour to show their commitment to building a better tomorrow for our planet, and future generations :)

Along with individuals across the world who united for Earth Hour, many world leaders voiced their support for climate action, creating a voice of unanimity to #ChangeClimateChange! A fine way of showing us what it means to lead by example :)

Fellow NGOs
A big shout out to fellow NGOs who joined us for Earth Hour, and continue to go above and beyond in the fight against climate change :) Together, we can create a lasting difference for our planet and #ChangeClimateChange.
In the tenth edition of Earth Hour’s signature lights out, over 7,000 landmarks across the world went dark, signifying their solidarity with global efforts to change climate change! Check out this album to witness the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, the Empire State Building in New York City and heaps of other landmarks switch off to show their support!

Another group of people who added their voices to the cause, and showed their support to change climate change are some of our favourite celebrities. Their star power definitely helped make Earth Hour 2016 a ‘shining’ success ;) 

Whether it was showing your support by ‘shining a light’ on your profiles, or lending your voice to our planet and amplifying the need for climate action here today, we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Check out the video to see all the brilliant things we’ve achieved together and feel free to groove to the tunes of Avicii’s ‘The Nights’ while you’re at it ;) Finally, remember to continue the movement at - together, we can #ChangeClimateChange!