Hundreds of millions of people across the globe will switch off the lights in their homes tomorrow night – Saturday 26 March from 8.30-9.30pm – for Earth Hour. Do your bit and join the world’s largest public environmental action sponsored by World Wildlife Fund.
Here are our top suggestions for what you could do in the dark for an hour:
1. Go to sleep! No seriously, stay conscious and reflect on ways in which you can make small differences to mother earth, like planting a tree on your birthday, making your own eco-friendly cleaning products, recycling more of your waste etc.
2. Prepare a line-up of four wines, whiskies or even soft drinks and do a blind taste test in the dark. Then drink your favourite one until it’s time to put the lights on and see what you were drinking.
3. Turn up the romance by sharing a candle lit evening with your partner – reignite the spark with sensual massages using environmentally friendly products.
4. Invite all the best storytellers you know for an Earth Hour party around the fire; the best story wins a bottle of wine.
5. Some plants are best tended at night and the fourth quarter of the moon during this Earth Hour is not for sewing but for harvesting, transplanting and pruning. So, gather your garden produce, but don’t cut the grass as this will retard its growth.
What are your Earth Hour plans?