9 fun things to do during Earth Hour

If you are not sure how you should be celebrating Earth Hour this year, here are some suggestions:

It’s happening this Saturday (25 March) from 8:30 – 9:30pm local time, around the world.


Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs

Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty dishes based on WWF’s Livewell principles, which has been created for healthy people and a planet with a brilliant future. Download their dinner party guide or get inspired by celebrity chefs who support the Livewell principles.


Photo: inhabitat
Photo: inhabitat

Go star-gazing

If you don’t have a telescope, don’t worry. Just darkness, a blanket and hot drinks will be enough for a perfect star-gazing hour.



Read a bed time story

Light a candle to create a cozy atmosphere, and transform your favorite bedtime story into a fantastic journey of the imagination.


Photo: inhabitat
Photo: inhabitat

Have an unplugged jam session at home

Invite your friends over and unplug while you enjoy some in-house music.


Photo: inhabitat
Photo: inhabitat

Try candle-lit yoga or exercise

“Mens sana in corpore sano,” says the famous Latin quotation. WWF’s Earth Hour is a moment for appreciating the brilliant world we all share, and how we need to protect it. Use this time to pursue a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.


Photo: inhabitat
Photo: inhabitat

Invite friends around for a pub quiz and board games by candlelight

WWF’s Earth Hour is all about people coming together to celebrate our world. If you’ve decided to invite friends over, the Earth Hour team has created a fantastic Pub Quiz to download to make the most of the night while the lights remain off.



Invite friends over for a bonfire/braai, roast marshmellows

Bring families and friends together. Roast marshmellows and let the conversation flow.


Got kids? Get out the camping gear!

Set up a tent and tell fantastical stories of a time when the earth had no artificial lights and strange things went more than just BUMP! in the dark…

Play a real game of hide & seek.

Now there’s a challenge doing it in the dark!


Via Inhabit

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