Earth Hour 2023

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25 March 2023

25 March 2023 - 8:30 pm

As landmarks and homes across the world switched off their lights, we asked you to spend 60 minutes doing something - anything - positive for our planet.

Just 60 minutes? Yes, just one hour. It may not seem like much, but the magic happens when supporters in over 190 countries and territories - all give an hour for our one home, creating the Biggest Hour for Earth. 

In 2023, 414,329 people around the world pledged an hour for earth. That's amazing. 


Some ideas on what you can do before, during or after Earth Hour 

Girl in wood

​​​​​​​Start the day by reconnecting with nature

  • Watch the sunrise 
  • Meditate outdoors 
  • Take a walk in a park
  • Use public transport 
Boy and older man planting native trees

Spend the afternoon restoring the planet

    • Try to go plastic free at the supermarket
    • Clean up a beach or stream
    • Plant a native tree
    • Start a vegetable garden
    Wind turbines

    Dedicate your evening to learning more

    Past Earth Hour in Hamilton

    Inspire others

      Give the Earth an Hour

      You can also quite literally give the earth an hour. The median hourly wage in New Zealand is $29.66.

      Donate $30 to Earth Hour and help secure a brighter future for people and the planet.

      Get the kids involved

      Download our Earth Hour 2023 activities for children

      This Hour can shine an unmissable global spotlight on nature loss and climate change, and the need to work together.

      • It could compel millions to act, and make millions more take notice.
      • It could unite cities, countries, continents, showing what we all have in common, and what we stand to lose.
      • It could remind us that time is precious - but that we are powerful - inspiring us to make all other hours count. 

      Could an Hour change the world? It’s a start, and it’s up to us.