How To | March 25, 2021

Turn off and tune in for Earth Hour

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Looking for ideas on how to spend Earth Hour this year? Turn off and tune in to what you care about and how you can change the world. 

Earth Hour has been turning the lights out since 2007 and now has supporters in nearly 200 countries around the world. The event, launched by the World Wildlife Fund, calls on everyone to turn off their lights on March 27th between 8:30 and 9:30 pm in an act for the planet. The hour without light is meant to inspire a personal movement and daily actions to combat climate change, protect the environment, and preserve wildlife. 

Just as with last year, due to the ongoing pandemic, organizers of Earth Hour are urging participants this year to stay home, and participate digitally.

While so many of us are at home, can you take the time to connect to what drives you towards change?

Tune in to what lights you up

Earth Hour is intended to allow time to focus on the impact we are each having on the planet, and what actions we can take to improve our environment. According to the website “Earth Hour 2021 is not just a symbolic event, but a moment to take action for a lifetime! It’s time to Speak up for Nature – Nature Positive, for Us, and for our Planet.”

This year’s Earth Hour is happening after a trying year of departure from regular routines. It could be time to simply think about what drives you and what you value. If you can, take time to think mindfully about what you care about and what actions you can take to help your planet. Doing so could even inform a roadmap for wellbeing for when everyday life resumes. 

Earth Hour activities, offline and online

Still need more inspo? The Earth Hour blog has a great list of 20 ideas for how you can spend the hour. You can have a silent disco, camp out in your living room with family, practice some meditation, try out night photography, or even build a mini golf course from household objects. 

Looking for ways to support the environment and fight climate change as a donor? Our Impact Ambassadors have compiled several portfolios of high-impact organizations that are making a difference for the planet. You can donate directly to a select list of charities making a strong impact through causes like environmental sustainability, climate and environmental justice, wildlife conservation, and ocean education.

This Saturday, if you can, take a moment to turn off the lights and imagine what a brighter future could look like. 

 

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