Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Teach Kids To Be A Planetpal This Earth Hour

Let An Hour Without Power Last A Lifetime!

Here, at Planetpals, we believe that Earth Hour should be just the beginning. We want you to think about the energy you use every day after that.

When Is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is held on the last Saturday of March each year, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.  This year it is being held worldwide on March 27.

What Is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.

Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global conservation movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. The numbers have increased every year! Soon the whole world will participate.

Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

What Can You And Your Kids Do?

We suggest you involve the kids in Earth Hour by attending an event or doing it at home.  Plan it ahead of time.  Make it an annual event that you all look forward to. We suggest No DSS, leapfrogs or Ipods...just good old fashioned entertainment. Let them learn a little about what life was like without energy.

  • Hold an annual "Earth Hour Party"!
  • If it's warm enough cook out
  • Plan a Cold dinner and get everyone involved in planning and making it
  • Try playing board games by lantern and radio
  • Do an Earth craft
  • Teach them about energy, how we use it, discuss how to use it more wisely
  • Have them research life before "lights" and talk about what they learned
  • Discuss modern inventions effected by energy and talk about the inventors
  • Talk about how energy changed society
  • Talk about the beautiful things on Earth so that they can appreciate what they do have.  Then give them the tools to learn to care for it!
  • For ideas, activities and fun facts go to Planetpals Earthday Pages.

Above all, show them Planetpals Hour Without Power Video (below), so that they will get the message!

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