What will you be doing at 8:30 pm on Saturday, 27th March 2010? The World is ‘Switching Off‘ (not on Stand By) every electrical appliance for an hour which includes Organizations, Corporates, Businesses, Households, Government, etc? Will you be one of them?
Everyone can make a bold statement about climate change and how we can all save energy and, in turn, save our planet. We have listed below a few things that you can do while you are Switched Off and enjoying the dark:
- Take a relaxing bath by candlelight.
- Go for a walk with a flashlight.
- Sit outside with your significant other or your family and talk. Make some plans. Career? College? Summer vacation? Just talk.
- Play Games. Board Games. Monopoly, Cards, Chess
- Play a musical instrument. Play the guitar, the piano, the harmonica and sing.
- Introspect. You couldn’t ask for a better time to spend it with yourself.
- Get out the camping gear, set up a tent and tell ghost stories.
- Organize a ‘Celebrate Earth Hour’ Party with all your friends, relatives, colleagues, etc
- Harness the combined romance of candlelight and probably POP the question !
- Look at the stars and find Constellations. Find Venus,Great Bear, Pole Star, etc (click for more) and if you are lucky you might catch a shooting star in the night sky. Did I hear a UFO 🙂
- Don’t forget fitness. Practise naked yoga.
- Conserve water. Share a bath.
- Or go to bed early. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.
- Make streetlight shadow puppets (yes, the streetlights stay on, for safety).
- Play dress-up in the dark. Don’t wear colour-co-ordinated clothes.
- Play with sparklers. Take long-exposure photos of your efforts.
- Go Cycling.
- Walk around your Neighborhood and ask those whose lights are still switched on to Switch Off.
- Play Hide n Seek. (remember the game we played as kids).
- Be a kid with your Kids.
- Have a Candle Light Dinner
- Plan how you as an individual can go Environment Friendly. List the various items that is contributing to this Global Problem, such as Plastic Bottles, Poly Bags, household waste, replacing your Incandescent light bulb CFLs, etc and how you can plan to cut down on the usage and waste.
- Why spoil the fun? Leave the lights out for the rest of the night.
- Click Pictures and don’t forget to share them with us.
History Of Earth Hour:
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.
In 2008 Earth Hour became a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating.
In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour.
Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched-off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world.
It is a call
* to stand up,
* to take responsibility,
* to get involved and
* lead the way towards a sustainable future.