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Celebrate by the moonlight! – Earth Hour 2017

Be a Game-changer!

Take part in this year’s Earth Hour campaign on Saturday 25 March 2017. Wherever you are, in a hostel or at home, you too can show your commitment to the cause and bring your contribution!


What is Earth Hour?

The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. While remaining an impactful visual call-out, its true impact is starting to be seen in areas and communities fighting climate change on an everyday basis. At 8:30 pm on Saturday 25 March 2017, hundreds of millions of people across the globe will switch off the non-essential lights of homes and businesses for one hour. Hostelling International supports this movement and encourages you to take part too!

How to participate?

In-hostel: Upon check-in, ask if the hostel is preparing something for the Earth Hour! (If you`re in Iceland on the 25th, don`t miss on their poetry night and Icelandic Ghost stories!) Taking part in the organised activities allow you to meet new people and to engage in a meaningful way. You can also have a DIY Earth Hour: gather the people you`re sharing the dorm with, switch off the lights and have a horror stories telling hour!

Hostel Hospedarte 1

At home: Jump in community activities. Activities are organised all around the globe: Candlelit dinners, famous landmarks switching off the lights, and more are waiting for you. Check out the WWF map and see what will be happening around you.

UK Earth Hour


By taking part in Earth Hour you are helping to address the following Sustainable Development Goals.


Did you know?

HI is on a journey to celebrate the 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and we have developed a whole year-long programme, with different areas to underline their importance in a global sustainable tourism.  Learn more about what`s in store here.


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