Sign up to switch off this Earth Hour Schools Day.

Schools have the power to #ShapeOurFuture! Sign up to switch off this Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday 24 March. 


Enter the Earth Hour Schools Competition!
Entries close on 14 April 2022.

The Earth Hour Schools competition is an opportunity for students to explore the topics of climate change and biodiversity loss in a creative way!


Students in years 9 and 10 are invited to film and submit a 1 minute video, shot in the style of a news program, that explores solutions to the impacts of climate change.


Winners will:

  • See their video shared by WWF-Australia on social media to tens of thousands of followers!
  • Receive an exciting pack of goodies from WWF-Australia
  • Receive an exclusive screening of Regenerating Australia, the latest short film from Regen Studios (makers of 2040 and That Sugar Film) including a Q&A with renowned director Damon Gameau and an industry expert from WWF-Australia!

Do you have what it takes?

Download the Schools Info Bundle to learn how to enter, and for more ways to get involved this Earth Hour.


Host a screening of the Earth Hour Film Festival for your school!

WWF-Australia and Documentary Australia have joined forces to bring you the Earth Hour Film Festival! Enjoy Regenerating Australia, the latest short film from Regen Studios, makers of award-winning films 2040 and That Sugar Film, as well as five inspiring documentaries that explore our planet's incredible ecosystems, the impacts of climate change, and the solutions we can use to shape a healthy future for people and nature. 


Sign up to access the film festival, and click here for more information about how you can host your own screening.


Free Earth Hour lesson plans and resources

WWF-Australia has partnered with Cool Australia to develop free, downloadable lesson plans and resources to help bring Earth Hour into your classroom.


These curriculum-aligned resources introduce and explore important environmental topics like climate change, support learning online and at school, and provide units suitable for Early Learning, Primary and Secondary students. 


Explore Earth Hour educational resources below:
Professional Development Course

WWF-Australia and Cool Australia have also worked together to develop an accredited professional development course for teachers. This course will help inspire your students to feel optimistic about their future by investigating how animals adapt to climate change. You’ll discover how to teach curriculum-aligned lessons using WWF-Australia’s Earth Hour. You’ll build your confidence to teach about climate change in geography and science by learning:

  • How others teach about climate change in their curriculum.
  • How to explore climate change by focusing on animals.
  • The basics of climate science such as weather, global warming and climate change.
  • How to teach about climate change and care for students’ mental health.
  • Where to find teaching resources and lesson plans.

Click here to learn more about the Earth Hour professional development course.


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