OK, this isn’t a design- based post, but I believe that it is an important issue.
Earth Hour is approaching fast.
It is an annual international event designed to raise awareness about climate change.
It sends a message to governments around the world that we are concerned about climate change & the planet’s future.
It was created here in Australia in 2007, and is held on the last Saturday of March. This year it will be held on Saturday 28th of March form 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
To participate, households and businesses simply turn off their lights and non essential electrical appliances for one hour.
It doesn’t have to be a chore- you can make it a fun time. Kids really get into the spirit of Earth hour.
Here is a starting list of some activities that you can do without electricity- feel free to submit some more ideas.
With Friends or Partners
Host a dinner party by candle light- make sure that everything is cooked well in advance & enjoy the evening with friends.
Glow in the Dark party-Find some glow-in-the-dark accessories for guests to wear.
Serve green cocktails with glow-in-the-dark ice cube.
Use some sparklers for writing in the air
Serve finger foods that don’t need to be cooked.
Spark up some romance. Have a picnic in the living room with candles, or have a romantic candlelight dinner
Spend some quality special time with your partner.
Go camping for the weekend
If you can’t manage to get away for the weekend, turn your living room into a camping spot- If you have kids, bring out the torches, toast marshmallows in the fireplace (if you have one), or over some candles and tell ghost stories.
Take a walk- check out who is doing Earth Hour.
Go stargazing, with or without a telescope.
Tell ghost stories around a candle or fire
Take some “me” time.
Relax. Take a nap.
Pamper yourself with a warm bath by candlelight
Put on a face mask
Give yourself a pedicure
Ring a friend you haven’t seen for a while and catch-up
Write a letter
Make something with your hands
Knit or crotchet
Do a painting
Doodle in the dark.
Play the guitar, piano or bongos- whatever you have
Get some musician friends together and have an acoustic jam session.
Play hide and seek
Use flashlights and glow sticks to play hide and go seek.
Go critter hunting with torches.
Play a game of Twister.
Play a board game
Play a game of cards
Go to the park and play glow-in-the-dark Frisbee.
Play glow in the dark cricket
Play murder in the dark
Make a puppet shadow show on the wall with torch and your hands.
See what activities are available around your local area and join in.
You can register your support here. What do you think you might like to do for Earth Hour?