How one hour of darkness celebrates the Earth all year round
Mark your calendars! Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. (your local time).
What’s Earth Hour? Every year, millions of people in all parts of the world go green by switching off as many lights as possible for one hour. Of course, this hour of darkness saves energy, but it also serves as a symbolic act of commitment to protecting Mother Earth. And while the movement only requires 60 minutes of our time, it’s a beautiful reminder to honor the planet all year round.
With everything going on in the world right now, it’s the perfect time to come together as an interconnected community for the well-being of the planet. Because, ultimately, no matter where you are on the map, we all call Earth our home.
Want to get involved with Earth Hour with us? Yay!
Here are 3 simple ways to celebrate Earth Hour
1. Get un-lit
The obvious way to celebrate: going green by going dark! Switch off your lights, light some soy candles, play some board games, or simply use the time to appreciate the present moment.
2. Take a break from the screens
We know weekend downtime often translates into movie marathons and Netflix binges (and we love them oh so much). But why not try something different in the name of Mother Earth?
Here are just some of the many, many ways to celebrate being alive this Earth Hour:
- Play an instrument
- Go for a walk
- Chat with a friend — take advantage of FaceTime!
- Dance in your pjs
- Stretch it out
- Listen to music
- Cook a new plant-based recipe
- Puzzle time
- Set up a tent and camp in your backyard or living room
3. Show gratitude
Whether it’s the trees in your backyard, a thoughtful neighbor who smiles in the hallways, or your amazing arms that allow you to hug — beauty is everywhere.
So, write freely in a gratitude journal, give a sincere compliment just because, or call someone (even better, write someone a letter) who you think could use a pick-me-up. Wherever you are, there are so many ways to show your love!
Check out the Earth Hour website for more ideas on how to take part —including participating in live stream Q&As, performances, and contests. All excellent ways to celebrate Mother Earth while we’re safe at home practicing social distancing. 🌎💚
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