Going Beyond the Hour | WWF South Africa

Going Beyond the Hour

Earth Hour is more than a symbolic event, it’s about real change, by real people. It’s about you. It's time to #GoBeyondTheHour.


2016 marked the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour. Around the globe millions of people joined together in the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

Now it’s time to #GoBeyondTheHour. Become the change our planet so desperately needs by taking the momentum of Earth Hour into your home with easy, manageable actions.

Here you’ll find a host of handy tips, advice and interesting videos to support your quest for a more environmentally friendly and sustainable life.



As extreme weather grows in frequency, the more difficult it becomes to put food on the shelves and the more costly it becomes to put food on the table. We have to become more aware and adapt the way we eat.


Become food-wise

Traffic in South Africa gets worse each year but we’re adamant that we want to use our own cars. Making smarter choices like using public transport, cycling or walking will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Become energy-wise

The average household uses 640 litres of water a day. We have the power to reduce this. By making greener, cleaner choices, you’ll decrease your footprint.


Become water-wise

South Africa discards tonnes of waste each year and we’re running out of landfill sites. We need to change the way we produce, think differently about what we consume and manage our waste.


Become waste-wise

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