Give An Hour For Earth With WWF South Africa


WWF South Africa is breathing new life into Earth Hour. Instead of ‘switching off’, they are asking South Africans to join the Earth Hour movement and pledge 60 minutes of activity in support and celebration of our planet. This activity can happen at any time between now and Earth Hour on 23 March 2024 at 20:30.

Join The WWF Earth Hour Movement

WWF South Africa wants all South Africans to come together for this year’s Earth Hour celebration – and, no, it doesn’t involve turning off the lights (Eskom does this for us already!).

Over the years, Earth Hour has shone the spotlight on issues of climate change, nature loss and the interrelated environmental pressures facing our planet. It has sparked millions of conversations and inspired tangible action. At its core, Earth Hour’s message is that each and every one of us has the power to make a positive impact on our planet.

From a symbolic lights-off event, to becoming an annual global event for positive environmental action, Earth Hour has come a long way since it first started in Sydney in 2007.

In 2024, supporters in over 190 countries and territories will create the Biggest Hour for Earth, part of WWF’s efforts to turn a single Earth Hour into thousands and millions of hours of action and awareness. In doing so, the world’s largest grassroots environmental campaign will shine an unmissable global spotlight on the twin perils of nature loss and climate change. At the same time, Earth Hour will serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of our planet, the need to protect it, and how little time we have to do so.

This year, everyone, anywhere is invited to give an hour for Earth doing something they love, based on their lifestyle interests! Whether it’s giving an hour through the realm of food, fitness and wellness, nature, creativity, entertainment, or sustainability, we want people to have fun and help the planet while they’re at it! That’s why, WWF South Africa is urging all the citizens of Mzansi to join the movement and give an hour for Earth.

Pledge An Hour & Stand To WIN

Visit to pledge your hour. When you sign up to spend an hour doing something – anything – positive for our planet, you also stand to win a relaxing weekend in nature at one of 17 AfriCamps sites around the country (T&Cs apply).

Use the ‘Hour Bank’ on the online platform to pledge your hour. Your hour will be banked along with those of hundreds, thousands, millions of people around the world to create the Biggest Hour for Earth.

Join WWF’s Outdoor Cinema Experiences

As part of the 2024 Earth Hour celebrations, WWF South Africa will be hosting a special cinema experience in two of South Africa’s most beautiful botanical gardens – the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Johannesburg and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. These screenings will be held in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the City of Johannesburg and tickets will be available from Webticket.

To spread the love, WWF will also be sponsoring 10 free community movie events hosted by a network of trained youth facilitators from Sunshine Cinema, a non-profit solar powered media network working across South Africa.

For More Information

Visit the Earth Hour website.

Watch their Earth Hour video.

Buy your ticket to the outdoor cinema experience at Webtickets.

Don’t forget to follow WWF South Africa on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

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