EARTH HOUR 2021:  Join the annual switch-off from home to help nature 


SATURDAY 27TH MARCH – 20:30-21:30 GMT 


Earth Hour is the moment every year when millions unite around the world to show they care about the future of our planet.  


WWF-Cymru is inviting people to join this year’s symbolic ‘switch off’ at home on Saturday 27th March, as an opportunity to connect with our planet. This year we’re asking you to take part individually, with households or as communities. Due to the current situation, the focus has shifted to participation at home.  


Nine out of ten people who take part in Earth Hour feel inspired to act for our planet. The impact of individual actions might seem small but collectively they can inspire change. Joining the big switch off reminds us that even small actions can make a significant difference. Because we’re not alone.    


With 2021 a critical year for action on climate and nature – there’s never been a better time to take part.  


We need to work together to protect Welsh nature and tackle this crisis. The State of Nature 2019 report revealed that of the 3,902 species assessed in Wales, 73 have gone extinct already, with birds like turtle doves and corn buntings now gone from our skies. We’ve witnessed extreme flooding events across Welsh communities as a result of climate change.   


Jess McQuade, WWF Cymru Head of Policy and Advocacy explains “This year, world leaders will be making decisions on climate change and nature targets which will shape our future and the future of our planet. Earth Hour is a chance for people at home, business and environmental organisations  to unite and call for urgent action from our politicians to reverse nature loss and tackle climate change. This includes  restoring precious habitats which store carbon and give nature a home both here in Wales  and overseas.  

 With the Senedd elections just round the corner and the UK hosting the vital COP26 climate summit, Wales  must show true global leadership by setting ambitious commitments to action – and you can help by showing your leaders that you care.” 


By 2030, nature and wildlife could be recovering all around us and  we could have significantly reduced our emissions in Wales. This would also bring benefits of  having green jobs, access to nature rich green space helping our mental health and cleaner air. It won’t happen overnight, but everyone has a part to play in making that happen – Earth Hour is a good place to start. 


Switch your lights off on Saturday 27th March at 20:30  

Download the My Footprint app (on IOS and Android) and set a challenge for you or your family  

For more information about Earth Hour 2021, please visit the WWF Cymru website. 


Photo Credit – Frederico Viana / WWF