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Millions of people around the world are turning off their lights for an hour every March to show their steadfast commitment to protecting nature. Countries in the Adria region have taken part since 2009.

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Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007 as a citizen action to protest against climate change and as a call for urgent action. For one hour on the last Saturday of March, millions across the globe turn off their lights to express their symbolic act of support for planet Earth.

Today, Earth Hour has grown at a huge pace to become the world’s largest grassroots environmental initiative. Together on all seven continents we speak up for wildlife and forests, rivers and oceans. And we rally around crucial actions needed to curb climate change and protect all life as we know it. 

In the Guinness Book of World Records the movement is listed as the world's largest voluntary action and each year the results keep getting even better. Last year, public lighting went off in more than 7,000 cities in 188 countries worldwide!

Earth Hour in Adria

Countries in our region joined the Earth Hour movement in 2009. Zagreb, Croatia was the first city, followed by Belgrade, Serbia and Podgorica, Montenegro in 2010. Ever since, WWF and partners have been organizing Earth Hour in more than 150 cities.

In 2019, WWF Adria launched the regional campaign "Get hooked on nature — quit plastics!", asking the public to sign a petition for world governments, urging them to create a global and legally binding UN agreement to stop the leakage of plastics into our oceans by 2030.


Please join us next March for Earth Hour 2020. Share our campaigns, help us raise awareness on critical issues such as climate change or biodiversity loss. Support our actions.


People love being part of such an important global volunteer action.

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