Earth Hour 2022

Welcome to our March newsletter!
Recently on the blog, we’ve been talking about 10 simple swaps to cut down on plastic, from eco toilet rolls to bamboo toothbrushes. Speaking of bamboo, we break down all of the reasons why it’s such a fantastic resource in our article What’s so great about bamboo?

Celebrate Earth Hour this March

Saturday March 26 is Earth Hour, a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually, encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8.30 to 9.30 pm, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
It started out as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, and has grown exponentially ever since with hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7000 cities in over 190 countries taking part annually. Here are five ways to celebrate Earth Hour.

1 - Have a candlelit dinner
Cook a special dinner with and for your loved ones. Set up some candles or solar powered lights for a cosy, intimate atmosphere in the comfort of your own home. Try creating dishes made from food that’s been locally or sustainably sourced.

2 - Go stargazing
With the lights out, there’s no better time to go stargazing! Gather your mates and venture out to a dark, open spot near your home - it’s the best way to see the brightest stars in the night sky. See if you can spot any constellations!

Couple Stargazing

Chris Troch via Shutterstock 

3 - Dust off the board games
With the screens off, it’s time to turn to good old-fashioned entertainment such as board games or quiz nights. You can also play charades or cards. 

4 - Get into nature
Earth Hour is only one hour, but why not make a day of it? Plant native plants, flowers or trees, or go for a bushwalk.

Bush trail with sunrise behind trees
Nicole Patience via Shutterstock

5 - Go on a moonlit walk
Get outside after dark and walk by the light of the moon. If you have a camera, take it with you and practice your night-time photography skills.

“The intent behind Earth Hour is not just about turning off lights for an hour; it is to remind us of our responsibility towards environmental conservation”

– Mohith Agadi. 

Thanks for keeping our oceans clean and forests green!
Pure Planet Club Team