Why the Wi-Fi Symbol?
Did you know that Wi-Fi was invented in Australia? Since then, the Wi-Fi connect symbol has become instantly recognisable. Whether it’s at a cafe, the airport, or at the shops, we look out for this symbol whenever we want to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Earth Hour aims to spark conversations about what it takes to protect our planet. And it starts by connecting to nature. So, this year, we’re asking you to connect to the living network of all things: Australia’s precious natural environment.
Our 2020 artwork is designed to highlight climate issues and also connect to the things we enjoy from nature, like food, clean air, a stable climate and healthy oceans.
The ask is to ‘Raise your voice for nature’ and call for stronger climate action to help restore the ecosystems we rely on.
Climate change affects our bushfire seasons, coral bleaching, food production when there’s little rain and water scarcity, and drives home the need to transition to clean energy.
2020 is being called a ‘super year’ for the environment.
2020 is going to be the biggest year yet for the United Nations, and for the planet. It’s a year of important global meetings on environmental policy. These meetings are our opportunity to persuade global leaders to make decisions that will benefit our planet’s future, and that we have to protect and restore nature before it’s too late. Click here
to find out why they are important in this super year.
High-Level Political Forum, 7-16 July 2020, New York, USA
75th UN General Assembly (UNGA), 15-30 September 2020, New York, USA
Leaders’ Biodiversity Summit, ~20 September 2020, New York, USA
UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15), ~5-10 October 2020, Kunming, China
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-26), 9-20 November 2020, Glasgow, Scotland
The future’s at stake and we are going to need our world’s leaders to act with urgency if we’re to save the one home we all share.
Ensure the future of our planet is at the top of the agenda. Take part in the biggest Earth Hour ever, with millions of people in over 180 countries taking part to raise their voice for nature.
#SwitchOff and make this a super year!