Earth Hour 2017
Celebrating 10 years of progress!
In 2017, the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is celebrating 10 years of Earth Hour and 10 years of progress on changing climate change. What started as an Aussie grassroots movement has grown into the world’s biggest movement for climate change. Our actions on climate change will shape the future for our children. They know more about climate change than any other generation. And they have extraordinary views on what they want for their planet.
On Saturday 25 March 2017, switch off to support progress for the next generation.
Time & Date of Earth Hour 2017:
Earth Hour will be on Saturday 25 March 2017 at 8:30pm – 9:30pm local time.
You can register for the Earth Hour #JoinTheFuture moevment and upload your image to the Earth Hour wall HERE
Earth Hour for the kids:
- Watch some Earth Hour videos which you can find below!
- Freaky Faces – make sure you’ve got a torch; sit in a circle, and using a torch, see who can make the scariest face!
- Scare Bear – stand in a circle, someone is ‘in’, everyone else turns their backs to the person who’s in so they are facing out. The person who’s in has to try and scare the other people, one at a time, and the person who screams the loudest loses.
- Hide and Sneak – decide who’s in. That person counts to 20 with their eyes shut and everyone else hides. While the person who is in looks around the house, the people hiding have to sneak to a different spot. If they get caught they have to help look for the others. Everybody has to sneak at least once. The first person to get caught loses and is the next person to be ‘in’.
- Ready, set…sardines – it’s the reverse of hide and seek. The person who’s ‘in’ has to go and hide while everybody else counts to 20 with their eyes shut. Then everyone goes in search of the hider. Once the hider is found, each person who finds them must squeeze like a sardine into the same hiding spot, being careful not to make any noise. The first person to find the hider is the next person to be ‘in’.
- A shadow puppet show – Find a blank wall or set up a white sheet with some candles or torches behind. The kids can practice their shadow puppet hands and use sticks/leaves, etc, and make up stories that they know. Go online before the night begins to get some instructions on how to do shadow puppets.
- Crafts and activities – Find some free craft and other activities such as animal mask kits, how to make Earth Hour Lanterns and colouring sheets on the Earth Hour website HERE.
About Earth Hour:
Earth Hour launched in Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in the ‘lights off’ event. Just one year later, Earth Hour became a global phenomenon with over 35 countries, and an estimated 50-100 million people participating.
2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour as a global phenomenon. What started as an Aussie idea has grown into a global force of nature, that is now celebrated in over 172 countries and over 7,000 cities and towns worldwide. The symbolic hour has grown into the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, with beyond-the-hour projects and initiatives happening throughout the year.
Earth Hour is a great home-grown success story: an Aussie campaign designed to draw attention to tackling global warming and get people talking about what we can do to help.
In Australia, Earth Hour is something that really brings communities together, with 1 in every 4 Aussies taking part. In 2016, millions of Australians took part in Earth Hour to show their support for a low pollution, clean energy future, one in which we can continue to enjoy the best of nature and our great Aussie outdoor lifestyle.
Watch the Earth Hour 2017 video below:
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Earth Hour website here
What: Earth Hour 2017
When: Saturday 25 March 2017 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm
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Image source: Earth Hour website