Spend An Electrifying Hour – Without Electricity

Are you celebrating Earth Hour?

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.

More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

Grassroots encourages you to do the same – cancel your environmental footprint for an hour and use this time to reflect, reconnect and relax. Do it by yourself or with loved ones. One thing is certain: you can use an hour of…

Me Time!

31st of March, Saturday night, 8:29. You are ready to immerse in a bath, have filled your bathroom with beeswax candles, have your favorite book at the ready to serve for a journey into romance, adventure, mystery or whatever might entice you. A few drops of lavender essential oil maybe? If you would rather disappear into slumberland, choose to relax your screen-fatigued eyes with a Flax Seed Eye Pillow and snooze away!

Romantic Dinner

Time to catch up with this long-awaited dinner – just like a first date! Use Earth Hour as an excuse to set up your dining table with a little extra flare, place some organic cotton napkins, scatter beeswax taper candles around and mix a platter of small bites to enjoy a great night-in. If you are not a chef-in-training, visit our Pinterest board for yummy vegetarian recipes and appetizers.


This hour will be different for everyone – why not make yours a true connection with your spiritual self.  Close your doors and open your mind. If you have a solar charger, charge your mp3 player before and set the mood with some chill-out tunes. Lay your yoga mat on the floor and flow as the world closes it’s eyes for an hour.

Get together

Grab that guitar that you haven’t touched since high school and get the girls / dudes together for some reminiscing. Not a musician? Let this solar powered / self-crank radio plug you in to the rest of the world. If the weather is nice, you can even get a campfire together and spend the night under the stars. Play board games with the kids at candle light, beat your parents at Scrabble or choose any other activity. The point is to share an hour with your loved ones!

Walk your best friend

Doggies are always ready to get going. Even if they pretend to be couch potatoes, and give you a sad, questioning look (“Do I really have to?…”) when you show up with the leash, once you are out they will be happily frolicking around and you will get some exercise, it’s a win-win! Alternatively, go for a bike ride and count how many windows are dark in your neighborhood.

No matter how you spend Earth Hour, the most important is to participate! Visit our Pinterest board for more suggestions and ideas.

Thanks for the photos from Dennis Wong, Beraldo Leal,  stockerre, meddygarnet, Lulu Hoeller


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