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Earth Hour is a global environmental movement organized by WWF.

Celebrating our planet and its huge variety of life

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world's largest environmental grassroots movement, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

From pushing for environmentally-friendly laws and policies to crowdfunding for a better future, YOU make Earth Hour possible. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour’s greatest strength is the power of people.

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations about the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.

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Earth Hour 2018 in Madagascar

Saturday 24th of March 2018 was a big day for WWF Madagascar.

On this day, more than 8,000 children and young people marched in support of eco-cooking. Eco-stoves use at least 50% less charcoal, so Malagasy families that use them spend far less on fuel, and far fewer trees need to be felled for charcoal production. 

In Toliara, the great court of Salines school of Bel Avenir NGO was transformed into a huge kitchen with 50 mini-chefs using the stoves that were built by the worskshop of local artisan of Ankoronga village.

In Antananarivo, a carnival around Lake Anosy mobilized more than 4,000 young people. 

In Morondava, nearly 2,000 people celebrated Earth Hour with a huge carnival, which was followed by a concert and a workshop on how to build Kamado eco-stoves, led by the women from the villages on the mangroves of the Tsiribihina delta.

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