I have volunteered as an official photographer for documenting the Earth Hour events in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 2011 to 2014.
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.
Every year, we countdown together across the globe to celebrate Earth Hour and take one iconic action to switch off the lights. But it is so much more than that. It is a symbol of unity. It is a symbol of hope. It is a symbol of power in collective action for nature. We must stop the destruction of nature on which our health, happiness and prosperity depend. And the time is now.
Earth Hour is open-source and your opportunity to join millions around the world and raise your voice for nature and help amplify the mission to unite people to protect our planet For more details visit https://www.earthhour.org