Ways to celebrate Earth Hour at home

Published March 27, 2021, 10:44 AM

by Gabriela Baron

Held annually on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour.


The movement was started by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 in a lights-out event in Sydney, Australia.

The global event will be observed in the Philippines from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Unfortunately, this year marks the second annual Earth Hour taking place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19 pandemic) and the Earth Hour team recommends all participants to observe Earth Hour at home, virtually, or outdoors in a safe setting.

So here are the activities you can do in the dark:

Have a candlelit dinner

Celebrate the hour with your family over a candlelit dinner.

Go stargazing

Log off from social media and get close to nature by going stargazing.

Stream Earth Hour’s “must-watch” video

On Saturday, Earth Hour will be sharing a “must-watch” video known as the “Earth Hour Virtual Spotlight” on its social media pages.

Do some candlelit yoga or meditation

Use this time to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Play a board game

Bring out the UNO, Monopoly, or the classic Snake and Ladders. Board games provide a break from technology via interactive gameplay.

Of course, switch off your lights

Turn off non-essential lights for one hour and encourage your friends and relatives to also do the same.