Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.
But Earth Hour goes far beyond the symbolic action of switching off – it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action.
Earth Hour is open-source and we welcome everyone, anyone, to take part and help amplify our mission to unite people to protect our planet.
Our mission: Then and Now
In 2007, they encouraged people around the world to switch off their lights to call attention to climate change. More than a decade later, the climate crisis remains, made worse by another urgent threat: the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature.
Natural systems are vital for all our futures – and yet, the rate of global loss of nature during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history. Nature not only provides us food, water, clean air, and other services worth over US$125 trillion a year – it is also one of our strongest allies against climate change. Protecting nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis.
Today, Earth Hour aims to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature not only to combat the climate crisis, but to ensure our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival.
Learn more about nature loss & climate change here.
2021: The year that counts
2021 presents an unmissable opportunity for change. In 2021, world leaders will come together during key global conferences and forums to set the environmental agenda for the next decade and beyond. Crucial political decisions will be made on climate action, nature, and sustainable development –- decisions that will directly affect the fate of humanity and our planet for years to come.
With your support, Earth Hour 2021 could be a spotlight moment that puts nature at the center of international conversations. Together, we can speak up and show world leaders and other decision-makers around the globe that nature matters and urgent action must be taken to reverse nature loss.
What’s new for 2021?
The first-ever Earth Hour “Virtual Spotlight”
Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark – an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis.
This year – amidst the current global circumstances – in addition to switching off your lights, we also invite you to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees our planet, the issues we face, and our place within it, in a new light.How? It’s simple. On the night of Earth Hour (March 27), we’ll be posting a must-watch video on all our social media pages – and all you have to do is share it.
Share it to your Stories or to your wall, re-Tweet it, send it via DM, tag friends in the comments – the choice is yours!Our goal is simple: put the spotlight on our planet and make it the most watched video in the world on March 27 (or beyond!) so that as many people as possible hear our message.
Hot heads unite!
Nando's has got a brand new heat level, which will have you hot-heads rejoicing and Lemon & Herb devotees quaking in their boots.
Vusa. Their new Extra, Extra Hot spice.
There’s Hot. There’s Extra Hot. And then there’s this.
The fiercest, fieriest spice yet, taking the top spot on Nando’s menu and the PERi-ometer! Whatever you order is, Vusa XX Hot will turn up the heat on your usual, just don’t say we didn’t warn you…
But it’s not just about the spice, it's about flavour too. Bursting with zesty lemon, punchy garlic and a heap of African bird’s eye chilli heat, Vusa XX Hot has more to offer than just a tingling tongue.
Go on, give it your best shot, try it today with Nando’s Delivery & Collect.
So you’re a fan of a cheeky Nando’s? Us too! But you’re not sure on the safety of dining in or even ordering a takeaway yet? That’s okay, your worries are completely understandable. That’s why we thought we’d take this opportunity to outline the key safety procedures that the chicken empire has implemented to keep you PERi-PERi safe.
You may have seen the QR code by the front door? That’s your ticket to join the virtual queue. Rather than waiting in line by the restaurant for your table to be prepared, you can go for a socially-distanced wander and be contacted by the team as soon as you are able to head on in.
Once you’re through that front door, don’t forget to open your NHS COVID-19 app and use the QR code to check in here at The Galaxy.
You may notice that the menu is more limited than you’re used to. Nando’s have reduced the menu to enable staff to socially distance from each other easier. Don’t worry, your favourite PERi-fixes should still be available!
Speaking of staff, they will be checking in each morning with their line managers regarding their health and wellbeing, as well as attending daily hygiene briefs to ensure it remains top of mind. They’ve also increased cleaning practices within the restaurant including hand washing at regular intervals. Hand sanitiser is available to all delivery drivers and customers. Staff will be wearing masks - please make sure you wear yours too. If you’re dining in, you can remove this at the table.
Whether you’re dining in or paying for your collection, you can only pay by contactless payment.
Please be patient - Nando’s is operating reduced hours with a reduced team, not only to keep their staff safe, but to keep you safe too! Also, restaurant seating will be limited to groups of 6 or less as is in line with government restrictions.
Don’t forget that if you still don’t fancy dining in, you can order for collection (from their website) or for delivery (via Deliveroo).
The Coronavirus pandemic goes to show how much we rely on key workers, and just how vital a part they play in the functioning of our everyday lives.
The NHS staff and so many more key workers put themselves at risk to help us. And while the current situation means we can’t thank them in person, we can show our gratitude with our colouring pages.
If you or your family are looking for an activity to pass the time and show your support, download our NHS colouring sheets and display them as thank you posters and signs in your window for key workers to see.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and the latest announcement from the government, which includes the requirement for all cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas and gyms to close with effect from 21 March 2020 until a review each month, there will be restricted access to The Galaxy Centre until further notice.
Please contact individual operators to establish if they will operate a takeaway or delivery service. These units will be accessible from dedicated entrances. Please monitor our social media channels and website for more updates and information regarding this developing situation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We hope you all remain safe over the coming weeks and please take notice of the World Health Organisation and Public Health England advice.
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