Earth Hour

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Earth Hour 2021: Saturday, March 27, 2021​

Girl with candle

What is Earth H​​our?

Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for you to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment:
  • ​It’s been the source of inspiration for millions of people taking steps toward a cleaner, safer future.
  • It’s not just about saving energy for one hour; it’s about going beyond the hour with lasting, behavior-​changing actions for a sustainable planet. 
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 ​ ​When was the Earth Hour established?

In 2021 the Earth Hour campaign will mark its 15​th consecutive year. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour in the first Earth Hour event, which was held on March 31 2007, in Sydney, Australia. 

Join us at Earth Hour and be a part of a global community that is taking action toward a more sustainable fut​ure. A simple idea to switch off your lights for an hour has become the world's fastest growing environmental movement.
Together we can inspire change, big or small, to change the world we live in. ​

Virginia Beach Involvement​

On Saturday, March 27th​​ at 8:30 p.m. the City of Virginia Beach will participate  for a sixth​ time in this global initiative by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour. 

Through this symbolic action, the City strives to encourage residents and businesses to turn off their lights, and to find ways in which they can become more sustainable. 


2021 Participants

  1. Armada Hoffler Tower
  2. Atrium Resort
  3. Back Bay Astronomers - Earth Hour at First Landing Park
  4. Beach Quarters Resort
  5. Boardwalk Villas Resort
  6. Brock Environmental Center
  7. Clark Nexsen Tower (Town Center)
  8. Crocs 19th St Bistro
  9. Doubletree by Hilton - Virginia Beach
  10. Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
  11. Joy Catalano Reality
  12. Liberty Engineering, P.C.
  13. Oceanaire
  14. Ocean Key Resort
  15. Ocean Sands Resort
  16. Old Dominion University – Virginia Beach Campus
  17. Operation Smile
  18. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  19. Stihl Corporation
  20. Turtle Cay Resort
  21. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  22. Virginia Beach Convention Center
  23. Virginia Natrual Gas
  24. VSA Association Management
  25. VSA Resorts
  26. Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  27. ​YMCA at Town Center

The VSA Resorts listed above have done the following: 
  • ​Wine & cheese for our guests from 8:30-9:30pm
  • Lobbies to be illuminated with candles when the lights are turned out.
  • Guest will be given glow sticks, glow bracelets, and glow glasses. Full on Glow Party!!
  • Possibly will  have an acoustic guitarist at each property

 How to Participate

There are lots of ways you can take action for Earth Hour. The City is encouraging residents and businesses to turn off their lights on March 28, 2020​ at 8:30 p.m. for an hour.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Mark Podolinsky at

Illustrating Earth Hour"s story