Earth Hour 2019 will be observed on March 30 at between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. The observance aimed at energy consumption also tries to raise awareness about the deteriorating condition of the Earth, mainly due to human activities. Earth Hour aims to inspire people to take immediate action to save the planet at the earliest. Various events and workshops are held worldwide that advocate switching off lights or spending time with nature.
The Earth Hour 2019’s campaign is #Connect2Earth, which intends to spread awareness about the important role of nature in our lives. The theme for this year is ‘Reduce, Reuse, Change the Way We Live’. It is to apprise people about Earth and how we as humans are closely related to nature. The day is part of an attempt to re-establish the connect people had with their environment. As Earth Hour approaches we have listed down five activities, you can do to celebrate it in the best way possible. Earth Hour 2019: Date, Time, Theme, Significance of the Global Observance Aimed at a Greener Planet.
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour 2019
1. Candlelit Dinner
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Bring out those candles that have been lying untouched for some time. You can either host a candlelit dinner, invite friends and have a great time together. Otherwise spent it as a romantic evening with your beloved.
2. Live Music
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It can be an hour of togetherness with friends where you can show off your musical skills. Or throw a karaoke party involving everyone, everything under candlelight. You can also go for oil lamps to keep the fire burning.
3. Involve children
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Tell your children about the importance of Earth Hour and why conservation of energy is important. Let the future generation grow with a better understanding of their surroundings. Involve them in activities and games that will tell them the importance of nature. You could also tell them to draw, write, paint or sketch on an Earth they would want to live in. Whatever be it ensure, they are not glued to television screens.
4. Watch the Sky
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Drive away from the city lights and watch the starry sky on Saturday night. Let the celestial bodies leave you in awe of nature’s beauty. It can be a time of close bonding between you and your better half, family or friends.
5. Extend the Hour!
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Why stop at an hour? Extend Earth Hour for a little more. Isn’t that the point of Earth Hour in the first place? You can also urge others to go beyond just an hour and practice conserving energy every day by switching off power for a while daily.
Earth Hour also encourages people to use environmentally-friendly products and push the implementation of laws that could benefit nature. Earth Hour 2018-2020 is a platform to begin widespread talks on the loss of nature and why we need to save it at the earliest. This Earth Hour also highlights the destruction we have already caused to the planet including loss of wildlife, worsening of global warming and climate change, depletion of natural resources, warming of seas, and pollution. Let’s together take a pledge towards conserving nature and observe Earth Hour religiously.