Earth Hour is one of the largest international environmental initiatives that unite millions of people around the world to tackle the threats posed by the growing issue of climate change, by making a concerted effort to switch off unnecessary lights and electronic appliances for an hour. In 2008, Dubai became the first city in the Arab world to participate in Earth Hour. #EarthHourDubai is held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and in cooperation with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Emirates Nature - WWF , in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF). This initiative exemplifies the pioneering role of Dubai, continuously supporting initiatives to raise awareness around environmental issues, and supporting sustainable development locally, regionally, and internationally.
Speak Up For Nature
This year’s theme “Speak Up For Nature” aims to raise responsibility between community groups and government entities to connect positively with our environment, by promising to protect planet Earth by adopting a sustainable lifestyle. This can be done using solar energy, installing to LED lights, and electric vehicles and reducing our carbon footprint to build a sustainable future for generations to come.