© Oliver Kerr
It’s no secret that the UAE's Ecological Footprint is one of the highest. Sometimes, this fact leaves us feeling discouraged or lost as to how to start leading more sustainable lives. But don’t despair! There are plenty of ways for you to take charge of your footprint. This Earth Hour, we’re encouraging everyone to do their part and make the switch to energy efficient lighting.

Why Lighting?

Lighting is a huge part of our lives. We use it in our homes, our workplaces, and our schools on a daily basis, and for a big part of the day. Can you imagine the opportunity for energy-saving if we all switched to energy efficient light bulbs?

What You Can Do

You can start by getting enlightened and making the switch!

Choose the right bulbs

Read labels carefully and choose an energy efficient light bulb such as a CFL (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs), Halogen, or LED (Light Emitting Diodes).

Spread the word

The impact of switching to energy efficient lighting can be a great one if we get our entire community involved, ready to make the switch. Spread the word to your network on your blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instgram (on the right). You can either re-post our content or create your own with the hashtag #MakeTheSwitch.

Dedicate your Earth Hour Switch off to the cause

Earth Hour is more than just a one-day event. Earth Hour is a movement and a platform to raise awareness about climate change and sustainability, and vowing to go beyond the hour in our daily lives. This year, pledge to switch to energy efficient bulbs before the Earth Hour global switch off at 8:30pm – that way, when you switch back on, you’ll be doing it the LIGHT way.


This Earth Hour...

Take charge of our own footprint and take a step towards reducing it by switching to energy efficient lighting. Learn about the economic and financial benefits of making the switch and make sustainability a part of your life.

Choose the right bulbs


The benefits

If we all made the switch to energy efficient bulbs in our homes, these are the energy saving equivalence we can expect.

Making the switch can significantly lower carbon emissions per year, equivalent to removing 165,000 cars off the road annually.