Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

World to Celebrate 2024 Earth Hour Tonight

Sat 23 Mar 2024 | 02:29 PM
Rana Atef

Today, Saturday, the world is celebrating Earth Hour Day, an annual event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness about environmental issues. 

This year marks the 18th anniversary and celebration of Earth Hour. The WWF called this year's event as the "Biggest Hour for Earth."

The event calls people worldwide to turn off their lights for 60 minutes from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (by local time) as a symbolic gesture of support for our planet. 

To commemorate Earth Hour, a special anthem was released by WWF, composed by Shantanu Moitra and sung by Papon. It hails the beauty of nature, in addition to asserting our responsibility to protect the Earth.

Last year, Earth Hour saw the participation of more than 190 countries and territories, with millions of people contributing their time to support the cause. 

This year, the goal is to make the #BiggestHourForEarth even bigger by encouraging individuals to spend the hour doing something positive for the planet.