Gallery: 9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014!

 
On March 29 at 8:30 pm, WWF’s Earth Hour will begin. Started in 2007, Earth Hour is a symbolic act to get us thinking about our planet and our impact on it. But more than that, it’s also part of a simple idea to start an environmental resolution in 2014 -- this is not only about one hour in the dark, it’s about creating a brighter future. Even though you're switching off your lights and electronic appliances for the environment this weekend, you don't have to sit twiddling your thumbs in the dark. There is still a lot you can do without using a watt of electricity this Saturday. Earth Hour can be as fun as it is good for the planet, and if you're looking for some entertaining ways to spend it you're in luck because we've rounded up 9 fun activities that are sure to deliver a good time completely off-grid!

Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock

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.

Board Game Pieces and Dices via Shutterstock

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.

The night sky via Shutterstock

Take a wildlife walk or go star-gazing

Get closer to nature while doing something for your health and well-being by taking a night walk or going star-gazing. And 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.

San Antonio Texas River Walk at night via Shutterstock

Go for a nightime city walk

If you are a “city animal”, why not take a walk around town and see what has switched off in your city? Last year many landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Tour Eiffel and Big Ben switched off their lights in honor of Earth Hour. This year is sure to find more participants, so be sure to check out what else is happening.

Silhouette of biker at sunset via Shutterstock

Go for a nighttime bike ride

Cycling is not a trend, it’s part of a sustainable lifestyle. Everyday more people decide to leave their car at home and start cycling. And once you’ve started cycling, you can’t stop. So why not go for a ride during the hour?

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