Earth Hour 2021
Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF's Earth Hour every year and South Ayrshire Council is very proud to be part of this global event, which now takes place in 154 countries across all 7 continents.
The 60 minutes of darkness demonstrates support for people and wildlife threatened by the climate and ecological crisis. Those least responsible for the crisis are experiencing its worst effects and by switching off we show that we are willing to make a choice to do our fair share and fight for our planet.
This year Earth Hour will take place at 8.30pm local time on Saturday 27 March 2021.
Watch the video we made last year for Earth Hour 2020:
We are Earth Hour Scotland Events Champions
We now have a record four Local Authority Champion awards and two runner-up awards to our name, to recognise our amazing Earth Hour activities across South Ayrshire. We were also WWF's Earth Hour Scotland Events Champion in 2019.
The success of our previous campaigns is down to the phenomenal support we receive from the public, local businesses and South Ayrshire Council employees.
Creative ways to get involved while staying safe!
Though global circumstances are different this year due to COVID-19, we still have an incredible opportunity to make an impact - online and from our homes.
Whether you are sharing inspiring stories and practical tips around climate action on social media, turning your garden into a wildlife haven, reducing your meat consumption, there has never been a better time to take-action for nature.
For inspiration on what you can do visit the WWF website: https://www.wwf.org.uk/scotland/earthhour.
Email the Climate Change Officer Louise.King@south-ayrshire.gov.uk to let us know of your creative Earth Hour ideas and plans.
Please follow the latest government advice on physical distancing when planning your activity.
Earth Hour Events
We are planning a series of events to involve communities and our staff in Earth Hour. These include:
- 20-27 March: Earth Hour Challenge Week.
All week we will be setting eco challenges that are fun for all the family.
- Earth Hour Quiz.
- March 25 6.30pm - 8.45pm: Film Screening of 2040 with panel discussion and Q&A with inspiring local climate leaders.
Please register for the event.
Watch the trailer:
- March 27: South Ayrshire Library Online Book-bug
Our library service will have a special Earth Hour themed book-bug. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.
- 27 March: Switch Off. We will be switching off for our world on 27 March at 8.30pm.
Earth Hour Scotland have lots of great ideas for activities to do with your family during Earth Hour. https://www.wwf.org.uk/scotland/earthhour
- 27 March 8.30pm: Fill a bag for life litter pick with South Ayrshire Clean up: https://www.facebook.com/events/776792803241182
- Also during Earth Hour Week : Little Acorns CIC and Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network are sowing a wildflower meadow!
Keep an eye on this page for updates on events organised by South Ayrshire Council and our community partners. If you are planning an event please get in touch with Louise.King@south-ayrshire.gov.uk for more information, advice and support.