Edinburgh College Students' Association and Edinburgh College delighted to be joining WWF Scotland and others for ‘Earth Hour’ the planet’s biggest environmental event. We will join millions of people from 187 countries around the world in switching off their lights for one hour, on Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm. We would like to invite our students and staff to join us in this event and help to highlight the issues facing our brilliant planet and to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen.

We'll be taking part in Earth Hour by switching off all non-essential lights within our campuses as well as making pledges to be more environmentally friendly and use the hour to do something environmentally friendly. The college wants you to take part with them! All you need to do is turn off the lights in your house, flat or room off for an hour and make a pledge to be more eco-friendly!

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone. People do a wide range of things around the hour to show they care about our planet’s future. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going 'lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm – a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet. The world’s biggest landmarks – like Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment too.

Your support for Earth Hour, and for WWF’s work in general, has helped them find solutions for the environmental challenges we face the world over. This includes influencing national climate policies, planting new forests in Uganda, and banning plastic in the Galapagos.