This year, Earth Hour is happening Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 pm. It seems like an insignificant act, turning off your lights for one hour; but its significance lies in what it symbolizes - showing solidarity and support for taking action on climate change. And while we may often feel alone in our concerns, our annual survey shows that many Edmontonians are concerned about this issue and also want to take action.
It’s also a time that we can set aside to learn more about climate change and have a conversation about it with our friends and families, and maybe generate ideas of how to take action.
Talking in the dark might not be for everyone, so here are a few other ideas you can do during Earth Hour:
- Have an indoor scavenger hunt - Hide candies around the house, turn off the lights and have the other household members search for them using only a flashlight.
- Play boardgames by candlelight.
- Pick up some different flavours of a favourite snack from a local shop and eat them in the dark, trying to guess the flavour.
Let us know how you celebrated this Earth Hour by using #EarthHourYEG on social media, and submitting your story!