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3 easy ways to be a Nature Hero this Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2021 will be a key moment for us to unite and to speak up for nature. Can the planet count on you?

We can’t wait to celebrate Earth Hour with you.

If the last year has taught us anything, it is that our future and that of our planet are inextricably linked. This is time to show that you, your family, your community, and your wider networks care about the key challenges facing our planet – climate change and nature loss – and want a future in which both people and nature can thrive.

© Jeremiah Armstrong/WWF Canada
Earth Hour 2021 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm local time around the world.
1 Save the date

To get started, make sure you have Earth Hour marked in your calendar – it’s 8.30pm on 27 March, the last Saturday of the month. If you’re in South Africa, we’ve made it easy for you – just download the entry for Outlook, Android  or iCal/Apple.


© Onkundi Nyabuto Unsplash
Nominate your #LocalNatureHero on WWF South Africa's social media channels.
2. Name your hero – and stand to win

Nominate your #LocalNatureHero whose actions could be as simple as picking up litter, planting vegetable gardens, and saving water, or as innovative as creating new products or systems with sustainability in mind. You and your nominee could be in line for a special getaway prize.

Follow one of the @WWFSouthAfrica social platforms on Facebook or  Instagram or Twitter and nominate your #LocalNatureHero. 

You can do this by adding a comment on a WWF post with the name + image of your #LocalNatureHero and a short description in the comment section. You can also create a post with this information but remember to tag @WWFSouthAfrica and use the hashtag #LocalNatureHero. Encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Competition terms and conditions available here.

© Julia Kalinicheva/WWF Russia
Shine a spotlight on nature this Earth Hour by sharing our hero video.
3. Sign up to be a hero on the night

On 27 March, Nature Heroes around the world will come together in the virtual world to celebrate Earth Hour! If you sign up you can be part of the action. Not only do we have some cool designs for you to share but we will also release an amazing video to share on social media on the night of Earth Hour. Once you’re signed up, we’ll message you when it’s ready so that you can share too.

Remember, nature underpins everything. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all comes from nature. Now is the time to speak up for it!

Andrea Weiss Photo
Andrea Weiss, Media Manager

Andrea believes in taking action for nature.

Be a Nature Hero and stand to win

By signing up, you stand to win WWF Panda Gear to the value of R1000 so you can kit yourself out as the Nature Hero you truly are.