Earth Hour rolled across the globe last Saturday (27 March), where millions of people came together online to speak up for nature and inspire action for a brighter future.
In its 15th year, the movement saw individuals, celebrities, and prominent public personalities from around the world supported Earth Hour to help raise awareness on the importance of nature and the role we can all play in the global efforts to address the climate and nature crises.
“The success of Earth Hour always moves me. Just when we think it can’t get any bigger, it demonstrates again the enormous weight of public desire for environmental action. As the world faces unprecedented challenges, people have come together to speak up for nature - loudly and clearly - and inspire urgent action for the environment,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General at WWF International.
Uyghur actress Dilraba Dilmurat has recorded a special video to share with her fans. The celebrity ambassador for WWF and Earth Hour 2021 was excited to share some fun facts about giant pandas, China’s famous symbol. Did you know that the fluffy giant pandas have six fingers, with the sixth used as an opposable thumb to allow them to grasp bamboo?
Watch her message below.
Best known for his roles in the television dramas Kill Me, Heal Me, and She Was Pretty, South Korean actor Park Seo-Joon starred in a short clip for WWF, showing him returning from grocery shopping – and using a recyclable bag as well as switching off the lights for an hour – in conjunction with Earth Hour 2021. Those are some good tips to know!
Amin van Buuren
DJ Armin van Buuren is also playing a role by encouraging his fans to sign WWF’s petition. “We need to restore a healthy planet for all. Now is not the time to remain silent. Please Sign WWF’s petition now -> http://ourplanet.com/en/voice/,” his message read.
Taiwanese model and iWalker co-host Emmie Ries posted a series of photos shared on her Facebook page. The model, who is of French and Japanese descent, also shared her preference for wearing clothing with recycled material to lessen the environment's impact due to textile wastage.
Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey
American model, activist and Miss Earth 2020 winner, Lindsey Coffey, constantly uses her voice to raise awareness regarding the fight for climate action and justice. In an interview with Authority Magazine, she shared: "Recently, I collaborated with Greenpeace International and Greenpeace Philippines for International Women’s Month, interviewing young women climate activists, highlighting the effects of gender inequality within climate change."
For Earth Hour, she pledged to switch off lights for an hour.
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