WWF-Canada Blog:

Wanted: Cities taking action on climate change

WWF is proud to be running the first ever global Earth Hour City Challenge in partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Every year communities the world over turn off their lights for one hour for Earth Hour. This program is designed to take cities beyond the hour – it is for communities that are taking (or who would like to take) committed and tangible action on climate change.

A global Earth Hour Capital and a Canada Earth Hour Capital will be awarded in advance of Earth Hour, 2013. We look forward to working with communities across Canada in this exciting initiative to profile solutions to climate change around the world. We would love for you to join us!

Click this image to watch the Earth Hour City Challenge introductory video


Interested in joining the challenge? Here is what you need to know about how to join the upcoming information session and next steps for your community to take.


Presentation for Earth Hour City Challenge Candidates:

Technical Webinar for Data Input and Evaluation Process

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Register for the webinar here

Next steps:

Download the “Instructions for Earth Hour City Challenge candidates” – Guidance for Local Government Representatives to enter information relevant to the Earth Hour City Challenge. Read the document here.

Deadline for registration for the Earth Hour City Challenge is November 19th, 2012. Register for the Earth Hour City Challenge here.

Send us an email at citychallenge [at] WWFCanada [dot] org to register your community’s interest so we can support you through the registration process.

Thank you to those first out of the gate who have already registered for the Earth Hour City Challenge in Canada: City of Edmonton, City of Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, City of Richmond, City of Surrey, and City of Colwood! Click on these cities to learn more about their initiatives on climate change.

  • Cindy Gertsakis

    Heard anything from the City of Vaughan (Ontario) and whether they may be interested in particpiating??