On Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m., millions of
people will turn off their lights for one hour to support WWF’s Earth Hour. Existing since 2007, Earth Hour mobilizes people to take action for one
hour out of environmental concern, and it has been driving big and small
changes beyond that hour ever since.
Earth Hour now inspires a global community. For several years, Coca-Cola has supported Earth Hour by darkening
some of our most iconic signs, encouraging associates to participate, and
turning off the lights in office buildings and bottling facilities. This year, we’re
inviting you, our fellow community members, to celebrate Earth Hour with us.
Here are 10 ways you can use, or not
use, your power to make change a reality. So when you turn off your lights for
one hour on March 28, spend your time doing something on the list below:
- Host a dinner and/or game night by
- Play flashlight tag with your kids or
- Go to a park (or your yard) and have a
picnic in the dark
- Have a campfire and tell stories
- Talk to someone instead of texting
them … come on, it’s just an hour
- Host an outside block (or apartment,
condo, community) party with your neighbors (candles or battery-operated lanterns
make for any needed light)
- Take a nap (who couldn’t use a few
- Write about your experience in the
dark – a great way to engage kids too
- Go out and take pictures of the night
– it’s amazing what a different view you’ll see
- Extend the hour! Consider making a few small
adjustments to save energy and money every day – unplug items when not in use
(mobile phone chargers for example), turn off lights when you leave a room, walk
or bike for short distance trips/errands, turn your thermostat up (AC) or down
(heat) 2 degrees, etc.
Have more ideas to add?
Please share them in the comments below.