Earth Hour 2020

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year and South Ayrshire Council is very proud to be part of this global event, which now takes place in 154 countries across all 7 continents.

The 60 minutes of darkness demonstrates support for people and wildlife threatened by the climate and ecological crisis. Those least responsible for the crisis are experiencing its worst effects and by switching off we show that we are willing to make a choice to do our fair share and fight for our planet.

We want you to join the fight for our world and go beyond the hour. Whether it's making changes in your lifestyle, inspiring others to take action in your community or calling on world leaders to come together and act to protect nature, we can play an important part in protecting our people and our planet.

For inspiration on what you can do visit the WWF website:

We’re Earth Hour Scotland Events Champions

We now have a record 4 Local Authority Champion awards and two runner-up awards to our name, to recognise our amazing Earth Hour activities across South Ayrshire. We recently scooped the award for WWF’s Earth Hour Scotland Events Champion 2019.

The success of our previous campaigns, each year from 2012 can be read here 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 is down to the phenomenal support we receive from the public, local businesses and South Ayrshire Council employees.

Earth Hour 2020 in South Ayrshire Public Events Update – Coronavirus

All South Ayrshire Council organised Earth Hour events have been postponed following the most recent health advice from the UK Government and we urge other Earth Hour event organisers to also follow Government advice. We hope to reschedule our events around September/ October 2020 for climate week and you would be more than welcome to do the same!

Creative ways to get involved while staying safe!

We all need to think creatively about how we can continue to raise public awareness and the need for change in a way that does not encourage large gatherings of people.

Social media is a great place to start as it enables you to connect and share ideas with people from all around the world from your own home. You could think about creating a video tutorial, live streaming a workshop, hosting an online climate café, starting a blog or creating a photo gallery of what you are doing to reduce your ecological footprint.

Email the Climate Change Officer to let us know of your creative Earth Hour ideas and plans.