Earth Hour is an international awareness campaign advocated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Households and businesses are encouraged to turn their lights off for one hour – the Earth Hour – to raise awareness and show support towards combating global climate change. The Earth Hour concept started in Australia in 2007, and is now a worldwide annual event. This year’s Earth Hour will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30PM to 9:30PM (local time).
Here are some activities you and your family can do to enjoy your hour in the dark:
Not everybody may agree with the purpose of Earth Hour. Some think that turning off their lights for an hour is not enough to create a significant impact. Either way, it’s still nice to have an hour of pure bonding time with your family without the distractions of all the electrical convenience around you.
For safety reasons, be sure to keep candles (if you will use any) in a safe and draft-free area away from children’s curious hands. Allow lights to be turned on if necessary, like when somebody has to go to the bathroom.
For more information about Earth Hour, you may visit www.earthhour.org.
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