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WWF’s Earth Hour Solar Light Challenge

Supporting Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea


WWF-Australia’s Earth Hour is working in partnership with SolarBuddy to provide solar lights to children living in remote communities without access to modern, safe and reliable electricity.

Participants of the annual campaign are encouraged to participate in Earth Hour’s Solar Light Challenge and give the gift of light to a child in need. This is the second year that Earth Hour has partnered with SolarBuddy. In 2017, the partnership delivered 500 solar lights to rural and in-need communities in Ethiopia and in 2018 the program grew to support communities in Papua New Guinea delivering nearly 2,000 solar lights.  

Participants in Earth Hour’s Solar Light Challenge included school groups from across the nation as well as 17 businesses who undertook the challenge as part of their CSR agenda. Over the next three years the partnership will focus on biodiversity, how climate change impacts nature and how biodiversity loss exacerbates climate change. Together Earth Hour and SolarBuddy hope that the annual campaign will assist in unifying and reconnecting all global citizens to our beautiful planet.

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WWF-Australia and partners, co-founded Earth Hour in Sydney in 2007 and it has now grown into the largest global movement for the environment. WWF-Australia is proud to partner with SolarBuddy for Earth Hour’s Solar Light Challenge. The program has been a huge hit with our corporate partners and in total we’ve built and delivered nearly 2,000+ solar lights for marginalised communities in Papua New Guinea. Together we are tackling global warming and creating a low pollution, clean energy future for all.
— Saskia Ek, WWF-Australia