Let Nature Shine at Earth Hour 2018! | WWF Hong Kong

Let Nature Shine at Earth Hour 2018!

14 March 2018

[Hong Kong, 18 March 2018] This Saturday 24 March, the world’s largest collective environmental movement, Earth Hour, will kick off with a series of events set to raise awareness of climate change related issues culminating in a countdown at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui at 8:30pm for the one-hour lights out event. With the 2018 theme “Let Nature Shine”, this global movement is once again set to unite millions of people as they switch off and shine a light on the effects of climate change and the importance of living sustainably.  

WWF-Hong Kong CEO Peter Cornthwaite, said, “We are asking Hong Kong to turn off its lights for one hour as a spur to reducing energy use and carbon footprint in our daily lives. The activities we are holding in the lead-up to Earth Hour, and those that will follow, including our upcoming Energy Challenge, are designed to start a conversation with the public, business and government about the destruction of our natural spaces and the need to protect biodiversity before it’s too late. The time to act is now.”  

The Everbright International Environmental Protection Charitable Foundation, Earth Hour’s lead sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, hopes that this event can bring together all sectors of society to combat climate change and promote energy conservation. Earth Hour has been running for tenth years in Hong Kong and continues to enjoy support from the public, business, community, schools and government. Last year, more than 187 countries and regions, with over 7,000 cities and 12,000 global landmarks participated in Earth Hour. In Hong Kong, more than 5,600 companies and buildings, nearly 300 primary and secondary schools and various landmarks took part. There is still time to pledge at EarthHour.hk and #Connect2Earth by turning off our lights, choosing to live sustainably and supporting renewable energy.

Earth Hour Hong Kong website: EarthHour.hk
Earth Hour Hong Kong TVC: https://youtu.be/5pBrlUVT7Ew 

Details of the event

The Earth Hour event will start at 2:30pm with a tram parade featuring our One Planet Youth ambassadors promoting the Earth Hour countdown in Sai Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. In Tsim Sha Tsui, the Earth Hour Village will feature interactive educational game booths, a Lego Earth, exhibition panels, music performances and our 100% solar-powered mobile café. The solar mobile café has been touring districts across Hong Kong for several months to promote the business and domestic applications of renewable energy.

Earth Hour 2018 Countdown Event
Date : 24 March 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 7:30-9pm (lights off: 8:30-9:30pm)
Venue : Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui (adjacent to the clock tower)

  • Countdown to celebrate the iconic lights off moment
  • Guests and event ambassadors will share their views on climate change, biodiversity and green tips

The Earth Hour 2018 Tram Parade
Date : 24 March 2017 (Saturday) 2:30-5pm
Route : Round-trip route between Sai Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay
Content : One Planet Youth Ambassadors will promote Earth Hour to the pedestrians

The Earth Hour 2018 Village (open to public freely)
Date : 24 March 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 2:30pm-9pm
Venue : Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui (adjacent to the clock tower)
  • Interactive educational game booths about biodiversity and climate change
  • 100% Solar Mobile Café
  • Creative photo shooting zone
  • Lego Earth and exhibition panels
  • Live music

100% Solar Mobile Café Tour schedule:

24 March 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui (Earth Hour 2018 Village and Countdown Ceremony)
Time: 2:30pm - 9pm

29 March 2018 (Thursday)
Venue: Tsun Yip Lane, Kwun Tong (Near the footbridge)
Time: 11am - 5pm