On Saturday 28th March 2020 at 8:30pm, The Shard will switch off the lights in the spire for one hour in support WWF’s Earth Hour.
Started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.
In view of the ongoing health crisis as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Earth Hour global organising team is recommending all participants to celebrate Earth Hour digitally this year. There are still many ways to take part online or at home and show your support for the planet on and around the Hour.
In addition to switching off the spire lighting and all non-essential building lights from 8:30 to 9:30pm, office occupiers within The Shard have been invited to take part.
Visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour for more information.