Don’t be left in the dark about Earth Hour this year

Lia Nardone
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Don’t be left in the dark about Earth Hour this year
Don’t be left in the dark about Earth Hour this year
Don’t be left in the dark about Earth Hour this year

Lights out! On Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. local time, 180+ countries and territories will dim their lights to honour Earth Hour as a way to raise awareness, and demand action on biodiversity loss and climate change.

For 14 years, households around the world have unplugged and switched off their lights at home for 60 minutes as a symbol of commitment to our planet in need.

RELATED: Six fun Earth Hour activities to consider this weekend

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the worldwide Earth Hour movement takes place annually on the last Saturday in March. As COVID-19 restrictions continue in Canada, Earth Hour will be celebrated virtually for the first time to ensure public safety.

Here are a few ways you can take part in the initiative this year.

YOUR EARTH HOUR CHECKLIST

Be prepared. Charge your devices beforehand so that you can unplug all unnecessary electronics. Don’t forget to light candles and/or have a flashlight handy so that you’re not completely in the dark.

Earth Hour Checklist
Earth Hour Checklist

TEST YOUR WEATHER KNOWLEDGE

Print or screen-capture these worksheets prior to Earth Hour for some fun, interactive, meteorological fun.

EARTH HOUR CLOUDS
EARTH HOUR CLOUDS
Earth Hour Activity 2
Earth Hour Activity 2

GO IN DEEP

Weather doesn’t always have to be small talk. Here are some great conversation prompts to help pass the time.

Earth Hour Conversation Prompts
Earth Hour Conversation Prompts

The well-being of our planet is in our hands. Take action on Saturday, March 27 for the sake of our future on this Earth.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Turn off all non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. local time for one hour

  • Join WWF’s first-ever Earth Hour “Virtual Spotlight” by sharing the organization's must-watch video on its Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages

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