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Be a Superhero for the Planet

Earth Hour and Spider-Man Join Forces To Save the Planet

The stars and director of the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Marc Webb are pledging to support one Earth Hour Blue crowdfunding project each. Join them and use your power to save the planet today!

Andrew Garfield

A Flame called Hope

Provide clean bio-gas energy for local communities in Nepal, which reduces deforestation and creates an alternative means of livelihood for families in the area.

Support'A Flame called Hope'

“I’m proud Spider-Man is the first Superhero ambassador for Earth Hour because he shows we can all be Superheroes when we realize the power we all have.”

Emma Stone

Puppy Protectors

Train puppies to track animals, find wildlife crime scenes, detect illegal trade items, and chase down poachers - with the rangers on the frontlines of Chitwan National Park.

Support'Puppy Protectors'

“Earth Hour gives you the power to inspire anyone, even if you’re just one person, and Earth Hour is much more than an hour. There are great projects from the crowd, for the planet, happening all over the world.”

Jamie Foxx

Light Up a Village

Support 600 families living around the Earth Hour Forest and help them acquire energy efficient technologies and products that reduce dependency on firewood.

Support'Light Up a Village'

“Earth Hour isn’t just about lights off; it’s about people across the world coming together throughout the year to join forces to improve the planet. Never underestimate your power; never underestimate what you can do.”

Marc Webb

Power up a Ranger

Provide better equipment for WWF Rangers who are protecting Indonesia’s endangered wildlife such as the Sumatran tiger, rhino and orangutan and their forest habitat.

Support'Power up a Ranger'

“Earth Hour is a movement full of Superheroes – people harnessing the power of the crowd to inspire change for the good of the planet, imagine the possibilities when we come together and do more.”

Earth Hour FAQ

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.

When does Earth Hour take place?

Earth Hour 2014 will be held on Saturday 29 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone. The event is held worldwide towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Earth Hour 2015 will take place on Saturday, 28 of March at 8:30PM to 9:30PM in your local timezone.

What does Earth Hour aim to achieve?

Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.

What does Earth Hour ask people to do?

The first thing anyone can do to get involved is to turn off their lights on Saturday. But there’s much, much more. But our full ambition is for people to take action beyond the hour. Whether it’s supporting a crowdfunding or crowdsroucing campaign on www.earthhour.org or getting involved in Earth Hour campaigns in their own country, or starting the movement in their own community. The vision is always to do more, so make the light switch the beginning of your journey.

How long has Earth Hour been going for?

The first Earth Hour event was on March 31 2007. WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour in the first Earth Hour event.

Earth Hour 2014 will mark the eighth year of the campaign.

Is Earth Hour an annual event?

Earth Hour is more than annual event – it is a movement that culminates in an hour of inspiration across the world held towards the end of March each year.

Who can participate?

Earth Hour is a campaign for anyone and everyone who wants to share a commitment to make this planet better.

Why is Spider-Man Earth Hour’s ambassador in 2014?

Earth Hour and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (TASM2), distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, are encouraging people across the world to become superheroes for the planet with a simple call to action: “Use Your Power at earthhour.org”.

The partnership will allow us to reach an even broader section of society to spread the Earth Hour message, which is an approach that has allowed the movement to grow to the position it is in today.

Key to the partnership is that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the most eco-friendly blockbuster produced by Sony Pictures.

Sony Pictures will offset 4,000 tonnes of carbon through WWF-China’s Gold Standard Verified ‘Energy Efficient Stoves To Protect The Giant Panda” project; and these carbon offsets have rendered the entire physical production of the film, as well as well as the appearance and activities of the film’s cast, producers and director for Earth Hour events, completely carbon-neutral.

The film’s stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and director Marc Webb are also each lending their support to a different crowdfunding project on Earth Hour Blue, as a way to engage individuals to act beyond the hour.

Spider-Man is Earth Hour’s first superhero ambassador, epitomising the power of the individual and inspiring his fans to become superheroes for the planet.

We want every fan of Spider-Man to walk away knowing they can do something to protect the planet. Earth Hour is a movement for people illustrate their support, and Earth Hour Blue is the place they can get involved.

To see more about the eco-friendly practices for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 visit this link.