On Saturday 27th March, all around the world at 8.30pm local time, Earth Hour begins. This global movement puts a spotlight on the ever-present need to address the climate crisis. To participate, just turn out the lights, but why not turn the hour into something much more.
This year Earth Hour feels even more important than ever as we are a year into one of the biggest pandemics in recent memory. Moreover, there is evidence from a report by the IPBES that suggests pandemics like COVID-19 could be linked to the destruction of the natural world.
Here are a few suggestions for fun and meaningful things to do this Earth Hour:
Watch a nature documentary
Sir David Attenborough is a national treasure and one of Britain’s most vocal environmentalists. Over the years, he has created some of the most beautiful and spectacular nature documentaries on television. This Earth Hour, turn off the lights, pop on Attenborough, get some popcorn and make it a cinematic moment.
Put on a shadow puppet show