With the weather set for yet more unseasonable chilliness and the press full of scare stories about gas reserves in the UK set to run out in just 48 hours, a cold Saturday night in March might seem an odd time to pick to turn all the power off for an hour but that is exactly what the aim of international campaign ‘Earth Hour’ is hoping homes and families all around the world do tomorrow.
Earth hour is the brain child of WWF and seeks to encourage us all to think about our consumption of the worlds natural resources. At 8.30 pm GMT on the 23rd March you are being asked to turn your lights and electric off to show your concern for the environment. Created nine years ago it now encompasses 152 countries worldwide and is a major event in the environmental calendar.
We love the idea and think it gives families in particular an insight into a world without instant electrical resources so we will be joining in. To make it easier, we have created a few ideas on how you can spend your hour in a positive and enjoyable way!
- Get the candles out and play a board game – fun, family inclusive and atmospheric
- Stick on the torches and tell one another spooky stories, or make shadow puppets on the wall
- Go into the garden (warmly wrapped up!) and look at the stars – light pollution in cities and towns mean many of us miss out on Natures best light show – see if you can see some constellations
Taking part? We would love to hear your tales of how you spent Earth Hour – post them to our Facebook page and we will tweet out the best!!