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9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014!

Posted By Ben Grimshaw On March 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In carousel showcase,Eco-Inspiration,Features,global warming | 4 Comments


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Candlelight dinner [5] 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 [6] or get inspired by celebrity chefs who support the Livewell principles [7].

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Board Game Pieces and Dices [8] 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 [9] to make the most of the night while the lights remain off.

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The night sky [10] 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.

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San Antonio Texas River Walk at night [11] 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. [12]

Silhouette of biker at sunset [13] 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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Yoga exercise [14] via Shutterstock

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.

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Playing the Guitar [15] via Shutterstock

Have an unplugged jam session at home

Invite your friends over and unplug while you enjoy some in-house music. If you want to learn more on how you can reduce your energy demand [16], you can find more tips on WWF’s Earth Hour website.

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Children reading [17] via Shutterstock

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.

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Get a light switch-widget for your website

For the bloggers, tumblrs, and more, there is a light switch on the Earth Hour website [18] you can use to help support the cause by going lights out. But don’t worry about your visitors leaving, they can still remove the pull cord if they like.

+ WWF EARTH HOUR 2014 [3]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/9-fun-things-you-can-do-during-earth-hour-2012/candlelight-dinner/?extend=1

[3] WWF’s Earth Hour : http://www.earthhour.org/

[4] Started in 2007: http://inhabitat.com/australia-turn-off-your-lights/

[5] Candlelight dinner: http://inhabitat.com//www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=candlelight+dinner&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=87614605&src=4d2b26e7a5775556a2e72fa552e9b29f-1-1

[6] Download their dinner party guide: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/WWF-Dinner-Party_LR.pdf

[7] Livewell principles: https://www.kitchensurfing.com/pages/live-well-los-angeles

[8] Board Game Pieces and Dices: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=board+games&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=90312397&src=4a52e968827cb4fde3bce4b96d0c4932-1-18

[9] Pub Quiz to download: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/have-fun-during-your-switch-off-with-our-candle-lit-quiz

[10] The night sky: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=star+gazing&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=65313058&src=172881d454873f6455b9ba31195c2b4b-1-13

[11] San Antonio Texas River Walk at night: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=night+walk&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=50578474&src=6b2d45c8d0127dc59a777e107d7ca273-1-4

[12] what else is happening.: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/whats-happening#55.370303,-3.3665220000000317,5

[13] Silhouette of biker at sunset: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=night+bike+ride&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=87427214&src=a9c484a0063a62703388d216881fe561-1-69

[14] Yoga exercise: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=yoga&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=72580507&src=3e6766aa1ba92b0aabce989b8e11f3d5-1-31

[15] Playing the Guitar: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=acoustic+guitarist&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=86312479&src=0f41b3733fd78fbc7b31f33dd3c3d9bd-1-16

[16] learn more on how you can reduce your energy demand: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/about-wwfs-earth-hour

[17] Children reading: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=bed+time+story&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1#id=92229655&src=b40e32fb923220388cc1050a98135896-1-0

[18] light switch on the Earth Hour website: http://earthhour.wwf.sg/2011/swf/fun/VirtualLightSwitch/index.html

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