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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. Join us on Saturday, March 23, at 20:30!

Coming together for our shared home

This year’s Earth Hour takes place at a challenging time. WWF is appalled by the escalating war and our hearts and thoughts are with everyone who is affected by this armed conflict. 

Earth Hour was founded to unite the world in support of people and the planet. Our vision has always been to create positive environmental impacts through the power of the crowd. In these challenging times, Earth Hour 2024 offers another moment for solidarity, and the opportunity to come together, look after each other and the one home we all share.

Nature is indispensable to building a safer, more resilient and sustainable world for all – one where everyone thrives and lives in harmony with each other. This year, as the EU prepares to adopt a new law that could become a real game-changer for the biodiversity and climate crises, we encourage you to find solace in nature and embrace it for the best it has to offer.

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. Countries in the Adria region have taken part since 2009.


Our relationship with nature is broken. The accelerated destruction of nature, as a result of human activities, has catastrophic effects not only on wild species populations, but also on human health and all other aspects of our lives. Almost every hour in the world we lose one species. We are running out of time and if we want nature to recover, we must act now.

One of the ways we can change the situation we are in is by planting fruit trees and edible plants in urban centers. last Earth Hour, we planted small food forests in two cities of our region - Koprivnica in Croatia and Sombor in Serbia - and enabled the residents of those cities to enjoy their fruits.

Our Amazon of Europe is the hotspot of life for many people. Our wish is to plant many food forests along cities and towns in the Amazon of Europe area, in Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia, but also to educate children and interested residents about the importance and techniques of permaculture. It's time to restore our broken relationship with nature, and we need to do it now!

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Join us in turning off our lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., your local time on Saturday, March 23, to show your support for a healthy planet.
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