Earth Hour, also known as the Lights Off Hour, is a global initiative launched by WWF in 2007: calling
on individuals, communities, businesses and governments to turn off their lights for one hour from
20:30 to 21:30 on the last Saturday of March every year, in order to stimulate people's sense of
responsibility to protect the planet, think about environmental issues such as climate change, and
show support for the global action against climate change. Climate change caused by excessive CO2
emissions is already a great threat to the survival of human beings on Earth. So the impact of this
threat on the world can only be mitigated by changing global attitudes towards CO2 emissions.
Earth Hour first took place on 31 March 2007 at 8:30 p.m. in Sydney, Australia, when more than 2.2
million households and businesses in Sydney turned off their lights and appliances for one hour.
According to statistics afterwards, the electricity saved by turning off the lights for one hour is enough
for 200,000 TVs to use for one hour, and 50,000 cars to run for one hour. Many participating citizens
reported that they could see several times more stars that night than usual.
Sydney's energy consumption fell by 8.4 per cent during Earth Hour, equivalent to extinguishing 1.6
million light bulbs. Christchurch, the only city in New Zealand to officially participate in the lights-out
event, released data showing that turning off lights for one hour reduced energy consumption by nearly
Subsequently, Earth Hour began on this limited scale and swept the globe with surprising speed. Just
one year later, Earth Hour has been recognized as one of the world's largest climate change initiatives,
becoming a global and sustainable event.
It's March 26, 2022. In addition to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, many global
landmarks will participate in this symbolic one-hour lights-out event, including the Sydney Opera
House in Australia, the Rashtrapati Palace in India, the London Eye in London, Schönbrunn Palace in
Vienna,Austria, the Amphitheater in Rome, the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, as well as the Bird's Nest in
Beijing, the Bund in Shanghai and the West Lake Scenic Area in Hangzhou. Supporters from more than
190 countries and regions are expected to participate in the event.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said climate destruction, biodiversity loss and pollution
threaten life, work and health around the world, and "living in peace with nature" is essential. He
stressed that without the help of nature, we cannot prosper on this planet, or even survive.
Earth Hour may be a drop in the bucket for saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas and other
polluting emissions from power generation. However, when the environmental awareness thus
stimulated is deeply rooted in people's hearts and turned into thoughts, when thoughts are turned into
actions, and when actions become habits, the contribution to the global environmental protection
cause will not be limited to numbers.
Foxtheon Energy hopes to make low-carbon energy benefit every household and industrial and
commercial user, and realize the vision of "smart energy, low-carbon earth".