Five Things to Do for Earth Hour

Vancouver, BC | Posted: March 23rd, 2018

Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 8:30-9:30 pm local time, millions of people will go lights out for Earth Hour.

Why? To show their commitment to fighting climate change and to protecting our planet! It goes to show that when a community of like-minded individuals comes together, great things can happen!

So what do you do for an hour while homes and businesses around you turn out the lights? We’ve got a few ideas to help make this Earth Hour, your most exciting one yet!

Take a Night Hike

Night Hike

Grab your flashlight (or a lantern) and hit a familiar trail with some friends. If you don’t have hiking trails in your area, take a walk through your neighbourhood. Check out which of your neighbours is also observing Earth Hour and send them good vibes!

Roast Marshmallows Over a Tealight


Grab a bag of your favourite marshmallows, a few skewers, some tea lights, and your best spooky stories. Light your candles, roast your marshmallows, and enjoy an evening full of laughter! You may even find that you keep the lights out a little longer.

Go Stargazing


When the lights go out, find a beautiful place to lay out and enjoy the peace. Stargazing is a great way to relax, appreciate the universe, and foster some inspiration. So grab a pal, and enjoy the night sky.

Candlelit Game Night!

game night

Game Nights are a great way to bond with your friends & family, so why not enjoy one by candlelight! Get out your board games and card games, and make a night of it!

Candle Fondue Potluck Dinner


Call your favourite people and arrange a potluck fondue dinner. Shop for your favourite things to cover in cheese and chocolate, and enjoy dining at a candlelit table.

Get creative, try doing some of your favourite things without using electric energy. It’s possible you may even make a habit of it year round!

Let us know what you are doing during Earth Hour! We’d love to share your ideas with our community!


Sarah Lafontaine

Sarah is a travel writer, citizen of the world and lover of the Pacific Northwest and tacos. When not writing she can be found searching for her next travel destination or exploring with her dog, Otto. Read about her adventures on her blog Sarah Seize the World and follow her on Instagram @sarahseizetheworld


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