This year's Earth Hour is March 19th, 2016 at 8:30 pm local time.
Earth Hour is a movement during which each year those participating turn of their lights for one hour. It is a gesture to show that you are committed to thinking about your energy consumption.
Our family has participated in Earth Hour every year since we first heard of it, which, I believe, was in 2010. Each year our family has devoted, in addition to the lights off hour, the entire evening without power with the only exceptions being the refrigerator and medical equipment.
Our family is very energy conscious and tend to use much smaller amounts of energy than our extended family (who joke about how strict I am), friends, neighbors, and community. However, this is a call for anyone and everyone to join. So for those that are not sure what to do with themselves during this hour, it's okay! You're not alone!
Here some ideas of how to entertain yourself and your family during this year's Earth Hour:
Read to your family by candlelight
Take a moonlit walk
Lay out on the lawn and search for stars
Have an 'unplugged' acoustic family concert in your living room
Build a blanket fort in the dark
Candlelight shadow puppets
TALK to each other
So are you ready to participate in Earth Hour along with our family tomorrow evening?
For more information, you can start with the website and official video here .