What exactly is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). This year, Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 26th from 8:30-9:30pm. This annual movement encourages individuals, families and communities to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness of climate change, to make environmentally conscious decisions in our everyday lives and to reflect on the environmental impacts of energy consumption.
Are you wondering what you can do during Earth Hour?
- Create a Plan - Turn off the lights for one hour and have a conversation as a family on how to save energy as well as ways your family can help the environment on a regular basis (e.g., using energy efficient light bulbs, turning off the lights when they are not in use).
- Enjoy nature - Go on a family walk in your neighbourhood and enjoy nature around you. (Note: It may be a good idea to bring a flashlight or wear reflective clothing to ensure you are seen in the dark)
Participate in Activities -
- Watch a movie with the lights off or even with candles
- Play a board game with family members in the dark with candle lights
If you are looking for additional activities to explore during Earth Hour, please visit: https://www.earthhour.org/
Did you know that Earth Hour takes place on Saturday March 26th, 2022? To further discuss the importance of Earth Hour, energy consumption and the impact of making environmentally conscious decisions with your child, please check out the titles below.