IKEA signs up to Earth Hour 2009

IKEA UK has chosen to support WWF’s global campaign - Earth Hour 2009 to tackle climate change.

WWF’s Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to every individual, business and community to turn their lights off for one hour at 20:30 on Saturday 28th March 2009 and by doing so:

  • Make people more aware of climate change
  • Inspire people to take practical actions to support this initiative, reduce their own carbon footprint.
  • convince governments across the world to agree on a deal to find solutions to combat climate change

Earth Hour is a message of hope and a message of action. Everyone can make a difference.

A partner in change

IKEA believes that climate change is a major threat to both the environment and people, and CO2 emissions need to be reduced rapidly to prevent real dramatic effects on our climate system. We want to be a good example of effective environmental actions and initiatives across our business to help to create a better environment for everyone. The WWF Earth Hour 2009 campaign is just one of the ways we can send a message that we care enough about climate change to take action. Read more about our partnership with WWF and our Social and Environmental responsibility here

What we are doing

During Earth Hour (8.30pm) each IKEA UK store will:

  • Turn off the IKEA wordmark on the store building
  • Turn all lighting in-store to minimum levels - while maintaining a safe environment for co-workers and customers
  • Turn off air-conditioning

For every pack of SPARSAM energy saving light bulbs sold on Saturday 28 March IKEA will donate 10% to WWF-UK1.

Sign up, Switch off, Turn on green

Join us by switching off
  • Physically sign up your commitment to Earth Hour on www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour or text2 EARTHHOUR to 84880
  • Share with your family
  • Do something at home
  • Turn off your lights
  • Host a candlelit dinner party
  • Encourage your friends and family


  1. 10% plus VAT of the RRP of each SPARSAM product sold is paid to WWF-UK (Worldwide Fund for Nature) Trading Ltd which donates all of its taxable profits to WWF-UK (a charity reg'd in England no 1081247 and Scotland no SC039593) under the Gift Aid Scheme. © 1986 WWF ® WWF
  2. Standard text rates apply