Switch off. Give an Hour for the Earth

23 March 2024 8:30pm

Taking St Francis as his guide in his papal letter Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites all of us to care for the earth

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it  (Psalm 24:1)The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it (Psalm 24:1)


Earth Hour Countdown


On Saturday 23rd of March at 8.30pm, millions of people across the globe will unite to show they care about the future of our planet, by switching off lights for one hour. It is one of the world’s biggest Environmental actions for Nature, Creation and Climate across the world.

This annual event encourages people, parishes, communities, and businesses to ‘turn off’ non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet – and to help create a better world for the future.

Earth hour is a time to ‘switch off’ from distractions and to focus on our World.

The call by Pope Francis has inspired Trócaire to provide the following resources:

Laudato Si’