For Earth Hour, 8:30pm to 9:30pm on 29 March 2014, WWF-Malaysia worked with five major City Councils in the country for various green city living pledges. To engage as many people as possible to show their support for environmentally sustainable action through Earth Hour, WWF-Malaysia worked with Penang, Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu, Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. The Johor State Government pledged to reduce 5% of its energy usage by Earth Hour 2015.

More than 2,000 people participated in the inaugural Earth Hour Night Walk along the Penang Heritage Trail. Joining the walkers were Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation, YB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow and WWF-Malaysia Conservation Director Dr Sundari Ramakrishna.

The walkers were welcomed back by the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, who switched the lights back on at 9:30pm.

As part of the Earth Hour movement and the “Cleaner, Greener, Safer & Healthier Penang” initiative, Tuan Chow, on behalf of the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP), then planted 60 trees of endangered species at the Queensbay Interchange on 3 April 2014.

WWF-Malaysia thanks the VIP guests, MPPP Secretary Mr Ir. Ang, Ms Kate Lim, corporate sponsor The Rice Miller Hotel & Godowns, as well as co-sponsors: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, Western Digital Foundation and HGST, a Western Digital Company, for supporting Earth Hour 2014 in Penang.