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Earth Hour 2020

Earth Hour Goes Online this year!

On Saturday, 28 March, Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, will once again inspire individuals, businesses and organizations in over 180 countries and territories to renew their commitment to the planet.


In the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis, Earth Hour marks a moment of solidarity for the planet as global communities unite and organize events digitally. Singapore Scout will commemorate Earth Hour 2020 completely online. 

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Join #nofilter conversations with changemakers about the planetary emergency and live music by some of Singapore’s top artistes.

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is WWF’s flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action for over a decade. Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to also bring the pressing issue of nature loss to the fore. The aim is to create an unstoppable movement for nature, as it did when the world came together to tackle climate change. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to drive change.

Past Events

Earth Hour 2019

With over 200 Scouts and 41 young adult volunteers joining, Earth Hour was a great success! As many hands were needed for this Event, it was enriching to have so many celebrate this important event. Earth Hour is a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) global environmental movement to help

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Earth Hour 2018

It all started in Sydney, Australia as a single city event in 2007. Earth Hour hopes to engage hundreds of millions of people worldwide to take action and understand the interconnectivity of people and our environment (biodiversity/Earth and its impact on climate change and vice versa) through relevant issues such

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What can scouts do?

As scouts, we believe that we can make a difference wherever we go! Even your own home there is a lot you can do for the environment!


Earth Hour is moving online this year we encourage all scouts to take part from the comfort of their home. 


First, everyone is encouraged to simply switch off non-essential lights on 28 March from 8:30-9:30 PM (in your local timezone). 

Other activities to do at home!


Switch off your lights

This is the DNA of the Earth Hour movement and the easiest way to participate this Earth Hour. Simply switch off all non-essential lights for an hour!


Sign the Voice for the Planet petition

Call on world leaders to take urgent action to protect and restore nature! Our Voice for the Planet petition will be presented at major global conferences later in the year. 


Practice some night-photography or try out "light-painting"

Want to test your photography skills? Try taking portraits of your family and friends in low-light or candle-light! You can also try out “light-painting” with your camera – we recommend a tripod and a slow shutter speed! Check out this useful guide for more information on how to do this!


Take the 30 Days Challenge!

Being environmentally friendly is as easy as 1,2,3…30! Make a commitment to Mother Earth by taking part in this challenge. 


Take on adventures with Pocoyo

Every year, Pocoyo and friends turn off their lights during Earth Hour! Learn with your little ones how to take care of the planet by watching Pocoyo’s adventures, playing the Earth Hour game and completing the activity book. There are plenty of activities to be done with Pocoyo!

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