Earth Hour is more than just an hour for Earth - it's a movement for the future. It's about recommitting ourselves to the protection of our world and working together to shape a brighter future for the planet and the people.
The annual global event, organized by Earth Hour and World Wildlife Fund, encourages people worldwide to turn their lights off for one hour in honor of Planet Earth. In the darkness or near-darkness, participants can engage in several nature-inspired activities, either at home or outdoors, or take action on climate issues. This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., your local time.
Earth Hour has a variety of virtual and on-the-ground events lined up from all over the world, many of which are detailed on Earth Hour’s website. Check out their complete list, from live events hosted by local influencers and artists to guided meditation sessions. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to help you connect with Mother Earth.
Reconnect With Nature
Give back to the planet by combing lakes, rivers, trails, or beaches for trash and plastic. Or walk around your neighborhood with a biodegradable trash bag and a flashlight to collect debris. If you download the Ocean Conservancy’s app, Clean Swell, you can document what you’ve collected along the way.
Have a Late Candlelit Dinner
Create a sustainable masterpiece in the comfort of your own home by candlelight. Want to go the extra mile? Challenge yourself by cooking a meal where nothing gets wasted. And later in the week, get creative with any leftovers.
Do Some Candlelit Yoga or Meditation
With more time at home and more time to self-reflect, we realize how vital overall health is. Not just physically but mentally too. Find a quiet space during Earth Hour at home to practice some form of meditation. Burn some candles and calories too.
Host Your Own Earth Hour Gathering
Bring your commitment to Earth Hour. Host your own Earth Hour gathering with friends and family. Invite your loved ones over for game night! Light some candles, break out the Uno cards, or take advantage of the near-darkness and host a murder mystery!
Set an Earth-related Resolution
Maybe you want to use less single-use plastic, cut back on meat, or get involved in climate action over the next year.If you wish to start slow or gung-ho, check out these tips to help you reduce waste and clean up our shared space – Earth.
We encourage you to stand together and support this catalyst for change. Although each of us is but a drop in the ocean, together, we can set off a ripple effect with a worldwide impact. It’s time to participate in #earthhour2023 and make a difference!