Earth Hour 2016- Save the Date with O2

Here at O2, we’ve teamed up with WWF again to bring a special text service operating across all networks which reminds you to switch off this Earth Hour.

So whether you are an O2, or non O2 customer, we want to help you play your part in saving the planet.

So how do you get involved?

Simply text EARTHHOUR, EARTH, or EARTHOUR to 61202, and we’ll remind you an hour before Earth Hour begins to get ready to switch everything off!

It couldn’t be simpler.

Aurora Swirl

‘I want to play my part in saving the planet, but what exactly is Earth Hour?’ I hear you say…

WWF’s Earth Hour is an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet.

This year, Earth Hour is taking place on Saturday 19 March from 8:30-9:30pm.

Described as ‘a symbolic and spectacular lights out display with a big message – we want to protect the future of our planet!’, with last year Earth Hour seeing 10 million people across the UK join a record 172 countries and territories to show they care about our beautiful planet.

“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species…Let us not take this planet for granted.”
Leonardo DiCaprio- 2016

We watch it on the news, read the shocking headlines spread across newspapers and we have even heard it in Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 acceptance Oscar speech- ‘Let us not take this planet for granted’.

So play your part in a global movement, with Earth Hour in 2015 seeing over 10,400 landmarks and monuments switch off including the Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa and Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. 2015 also saw 40 UNESCO World Heritage sites take part including the International Space Station!

With 10 million people taking part in the UK last year this included over 4,800 schools, reaching over 2 million students. Iconic landmarks such as Buckingham palace also took part and #EarthHourUK trended on Twitter, reaching over 78 million twitter feeds and 77% of adults.

Here at O2, we too are playing our part!

Once again, we will be taking part in Earth Hour this year, supporting the cause from our Head offices to every store across the UK.

  • Our Head Office and other sites will switch off all external signage and non-essential kit for the weekend of Earth Hour.
  • We will be switching off all non-essential kit in our stores.
  • Plasma’s in stores to advertise Earth Hour message

So this Earth Hour we want you to play your part in saving the planet.

Text EARTHHOUR, EARTH, or EARTHOUR to 61202, for a reminder to switch everything off one hour before Earth Hour begins. And remember, you do not have to be an O2 customer to use this service!

You can also sign up for all the latest information on the official Earth Hour website.


What will you be switching off this Earth Hour? Let us know in the comments below.