Earth Hour has been going strong since it started in 2007. This global movement for our planet wants to raise awareness and take action on the impact of climate change by encouraging people to switch off their lights on March 28 at 8:30PM your local time.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, whilst we may not be able to get together in person since almost everyone is staying at home for public health and safety. That doesn’t mean we won’t have a memorable Earth Hour. In fact, we can still participate in Earth Hour this year. Here’s a list of things you can do at home or online to celebrate Earth Hour!
Switch off your lights.
The easiest thing you can do this Earth Hour is to switch off non-essential lights at 8:30PM your local time for an hour. This will help slow down and lessen the use of lights that would somehow help our planet.
Sign the Voice for the Planet online petition.
It would take just 60 seconds to sign this online petition, which calls on world leaders to take urgent action in protecting and restoring nature. This petition will be presented at major global conferences later this year to spread more awareness.
Have a candlelit dinner.
Get some candles ready and cook a special dinner with your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. You can also try cooking up dishes that are sustainably sourced.
Join the conversation on social media with the use of #EarthHour and #Connect2Earth.
Let’s raise our voice for nature! Engage in conversation to take action on climate change and connect with like-minded individuals. With this, we are raising more awareness about our mission.
Play board games or enjoy a quiz night.
Spend the night with a friendly competition with your loved ones. Take note though that we will not be responsible for any relationships ruined.
Camp in your backyard or living room.
Turn your back garden or living room into a camping space. Don’t have a camping tent? Well, you can make one with the use of bed sheets, pillows, and other household items!
Practice your nighttime photography skills.
Do you want to test your night photography skills? This is now the time. You can also try light painting photography, but don’t forget to use a tripod and a camera which enables you to set the shutter speed.
Go on an acoustic jam session.
Unleash the Ed Sheeran in yourself. This is your time to shine so sing your heart out with your family and friends.
Be sure to share your Earth Hour experience with us by posting photos and telling us here how you participated in this cause.
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