60 Minutes for Earth

Are you ready to celebrate Earth Hour on March 25th? It's time to turn off the lights, unplug the electronics, and get ready for some eco-friendly fun!

What is Earth Hour, you may ask? It's a global event that takes place every year where people around the world turn off their non-essential lights and appliances for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm local time. The goal is to raise awareness about climate change and inspire individuals and communities to take action to protect the planet.

But just because the lights are off doesn't mean the fun has to end. Here are some ideas for how to make the most of Earth Hour:

  • Host a candlelit dinner party. Gather some friends and family and have a cozy meal by candlelight. You can even make it a potluck and challenge everyone to bring a dish made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.

  • Have a glow-in-the-dark dance party. Break out the glow sticks and dance the night away to your favorite tunes. This is a great activity for kids (and adults who are young at heart).

  • Play board games or cards by flashlight. Dust off those old board games and challenge your friends to a game of Monopoly or Scrabble. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, try playing a game of cards by flashlight.

  • Go stargazing. With the lights out, the stars will be more visible than ever. Find a quiet spot outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the night sky. You can even download an app like SkyView to help you identify constellations.
    • Take a walk or bike ride. Get some fresh air and exercise by taking a walk or bike ride around your neighborhood. Just be sure to wear reflective gear and stay safe in the dark.

    These are just a few ideas for how to make Earth Hour fun and meaningful. Whatever you do, remember that every little bit helps when it comes to protecting our planet. So, turn off those lights, and let's celebrate Earth Hour together!