Participating in Earth Hour 2016

Do your part.

Earth Hour 2016 is on Saturday 19 March, 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

So you’re probably wondering what you can do to contribute to Earth Hour? Check out our simple tips below. 

1. Unplug Electronic Appliances

At 8:25pm on Saturday 19 March, prepare for Earth Hour by unplugging all your appliances including TV, DVD player, fridge, washing machine, toaster etc.

2. Turn Off Your Lights

Turn off all the non-essential lights in your home or business. Safety is imperative so make sure you have alternative light sources handy before Earth Hour starts, like torches or flashlights to see in the dark.

3. Turn Your Computer Off

Even when your computer is idle, it still uses energy. Cut down by turning off your device for one hour during Earth Hour.

4. Share Your Commitment and Tell Your Friends About Earth Hour!

The more people that participate in Earth Hour, the more energy that is saved and awareness is raised.  Share your commitment with the official Earth Hour hashtag: #ChangeClimateChange and #EarthHour

And we also have great ideas on how to have fun without electricity! 

1. Invite Friends Over

It’s the perfect time to catch up! Invite your friends or family over during Earth Hour and enjoy great company and conversation along with some snacks and drinks.

2. Games By Candlelight

Get the gang together and enjoy an evening of board games by candlelight.

3. A Live Music Jam

Get your musically-inclined buddies together for a live jam session.

4. Read a Book or Magazine

Enjoy your favourite book or magazine by candlelight or create a fun story hour with the whole family._MG_5227

5. Go For A Nighttime Walk

Head out for a walk and see your city in a whole new way with the lights out.

6. Yoga By Candlelight

The peace and quiet of the dark is the perfect setting for a relaxing yoga session. All you need is your mat and you’re good to go.

7. Nighttime Photography

An ideal opportunity for all budding photographers to head out and capture their surroundings in a whole new ‘light’—darkness

Remember: doing even a little bit can go a long way. Learn more about Earth Hour here.

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