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Earth Hour 2021 – HDI is joining in!

Earth Hour 2021 will take place on 27 March. At 8:30 p.m. local time millions of people around the entire world, thousands of cities and companies will unite in a common cause for one hour: lights off, climate protection on. By doing this, they are taking a concerted global stand for climate protection and a living planet. Earth Hour is a worldwide climate and environmental movement launched back in 2007 by WWF Australia. It has been held every year in March since then. The goal of Earth Hour is to raise public awareness of the need to protect the climate.


At the HDI Group, we aspire to operate with a net zero carbon footprint! With this in mind, we have committed to the three-pronged approach of avoiding, reducing and offsetting emissions. By taking part in this year's Earth Hour, we therefore want to draw attention to the careful use of valuable resources. It goes without saying that permanent actions are needed to effectively protect the climate. This is something that we are systematically working towards right now in our own organisation with our integrated sustainability strategy.

You too can support Earth Hour! Here's how:

On 27 March 2021 turn your lights off at home for one hour at 8:30 in the evening to mark Earth Hour. The WWF has published lots of tips on how you can create your own individual Earth Hour, even in these times of coronavirus.

Take a photo or make a short video clip of yourself switching off the lights and post it to the social networks. Tell the world just why you are doing your bit for Earth Hour. Is it for a living planet? Or for the energy transition? For greater climate justice? For a future in which the climate crisis is a thing of the past? Use the hashtags #lightsOff, #EarthHour, #togetherHdi and #togetherTalanx.

There's a double benefit to switching off! Whether you're in the office or working from home: if you completely turn off all household devices and consumer electronics instead of using standby mode, you can save up to EUR 150 per year (three-person household).

Read here to learn more: WWF