Earth Hour is Saturday, March 31st from 8:30-9:30 pm. The premise is basic, all you have to do to participate is turn off the lights for one hour. Earth Hour was created by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in 2007 to take a stand against and create awareness of climate change. Last year more than 135 countries participated.
But how will we ever survive for one hour without lights or television? It’s simple. Light a candle (or turn on a flashlight) and grab a book! Make it a family event and get everyone involved, just be sure to give everyone notice that the lights, television and gaming systems will be powered down for an hour. This is a great way to give children a break from the mind numbing stimulus of tv shows and video games. It also gives parents a chance to relax and enjoy some silence.
Why not have your own Earth Hour every week? It’s a great excuse to read, enjoy some downtime without guilt, and help the environment.
What will you be reading during Earth Hour? Head on over to your favorite local bookstore or library to stock up on reading material.