On Saturday 25 March from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Earth Hour will take place across Australia. Every year hundreds of millions of people around the world, across 7,000+ cities and in more than 190 countries, take part in the Earth Hour initiative by switching off their lights for 60 minutes, as a symbolic gesture of solidarity to show they care about our planet's future. This year's theme is #TIMEOUTFORNATURE.
What happens in the workplace:
SSP, together with its partner in accommodation service delivery JLL, actively support Earth Hour and are once again working with the building owners across Victoria to ensure building non-essential lighting, equipment, and advertising signage is switched off during the hour. Safety lighting and security systems will remain on as normal.
We encourage everyone to get involved
If you are in the office, before leaving work on Friday 24 March, please remember to:
- Switch off your PC and monitor.
- Switch off lights in meeting rooms.
- Pull down blinds and close curtains.
- Switch off all non-essential electrical items.
What you can do at home
On the night of Earth Hour, Saturday 25 March, switch off your lighting from 8.30 pm for one hour. This Earth Hour, you are invited to reflect on the incredible benefits nature provides for us. Be it planting a native tree in your backyard, or adding a morning stroll in nature to your daily routine, there's no action too simple to take .
Want to help the planet?
Earth Hour is much more than turning off our lights once a year. It is a symbol of the commitment to take collective action to prevent climate change. Every small action, when combined with millions of others, has a huge impact.
Please learn about ten simple lifestyle switches you can this Earth Hour to help Australia become a renewables nation. Make the time - whether it’s 60 seconds, 60 minutes or beyond the hour to create a better future for people and planet.
For more information on this powerful statement about climate change, please visit .
Reviewed 20 March 2023