Earth Hour is the world's largest socio-environmental movement for the planet and is fast becoming a worldwide global phenomenon, since its inception in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour has grown to engage individuals, business and organizations in over 7,000 cities and more than 170 countries and territories during the hour and beyond.
Earth Hour 2016 was celebrated on Saturday, 19 March 2016 between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time. Among the world’s first open-source climate change campaigns, Earth Hour informs, inspires and empowers individuals, organisations, cities and countries to use their collective power to drive climate action throughout the year.
This year, Earth Hour involved the local wananchi having an exhibition set up at Hilton Square. It focused on shining a light on various climate actions that individuals, communities, businesses and countries can take, such as a transition to renewables, promoting sustainable food and agriculture, and adopting climate-friendly legislation and business practices.
The actual Earth Hour was celebrated at the Hilton hotel poolside at a invite only cocktail event. Between 8:30pm to 9:30pm all lights were replaced by candles in brown bags and solar lighting.Waridi Events was tasked with the end to end event management which included sourcing for all suppliers, security risk management, creating public awareness and managing all the different vendors. It was a pleasure working with WWF.