Earth Hour 2015
March 28 at 8.30pm

WWF's Earth Hour is the world's largest grass-roots environmental movement towards action on climate change; and it involves a simple action: switching off the lights for one hour between 8.30pm-9.30 pm every year in March. Earth Hour falls on the last Saturday of every March.
With each passing year, Earth Hour is becoming more than just an hour, more than just an action: it is becoming a movement and a platform. Last year, we saw Earth Hour 2014 inspire concrete change in Singapore, Australia, Uganda and Mali.
Read more about Earth Hour

Use Your Power to Change Climate Change

For Earth Hour 2015, we are asking you to use #YourPowerUAE to change climate change and be part of the solution by reducing your water consumption habits.

The link between water and climate change can be confusing; however, it is very clear. Because the UAE is one of the highest water consumers in the world and because we have so little freshwater resources, we get most of our water from the sea after it goes through desalination, a very energy-heavy process that removes salts and minerals from seawater, making it usable for human activities. This process causes a large amount of carbon emissions, which affect our atmosphere and therefore, our climate.

What are you doing during Earth Hour?

Click on the link below to learn about events celebrating Earth Hour near you

Take Action - Get Involved in Earth Hour!

As an Individual

- Switch off the lights on Earth Hour (March 28, 8.30pm)
- Participate with #YourPowerUAE on social media
and do the Tongue Twister Challenge!
- Donate/fundraise for EWS-WWF Climate Change work
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As a Business

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Here's a fun way to show your commitment to our planet! It is this simple:
1. Film yourself saying a tongue twister
2. Upload it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – use the #YourPowerUAE hashtag
3. Donate to EWS-WWF's climate change work, if you can
4. Nominate three friends to do the tongue twister challenge

Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot;
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

In Arabic:

الطقس الطقس الطقس
مرة الطقس بارد ومرة الطقس حر
ومهما تكون ياطقس ياطقس
ما لنا خيار بدونك ياطقس


Are you a UAE resident?
Then use #YourPowerUAE and show your commitment to our planet on social media, and donate to us on our JustGiving platform to support our climate change work.
Tweet/Instagram with the hashtag #YourPowerUAE and tell us how you're planning on participating in Earth Hour, what you've learned about water and the link to climate change in the UAE, and sharing your water saving tips.

List of Landmarks switch-off for Earth Hour

Abu Dhabi:
Sheikh Zayed Grand MosqueEmirates Palace
Hyatt Capital GateEmirates Towers
Burj KhalifaBurj Al Arab
Madinat JumeirahJumeirah Beach Hotel
DIFC Gate Le Royal Meriden
Grosvenor HouseRadisson Blu
Movenpick Ibn BattutaZa'abeel Park
Al Majaz WaterfrontAl Qasba
Ajman Muncipality 
Umm Al Quwain::
Umm Al Quwain Muncipality 
Ras Al Khaimah::
Ras Al Khaimah Muncipality 
Wadi Wurayah National ParkFujairah Muncipality

Earth Hour Partners 2015


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