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March 17, 2016 EDITOR

Lights Off for the 10th Earth Hour!

Lights Off for the 10th Earth Hour!

Earth Hour 2016 is this Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. This year is a massive milestone, being the 10th year anniversary of the inaugural Earth Hour held in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

 

If you’re not familiar with Earth Hour, it’s a worldwide movement for the planet, founded and organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

 

The annual, global event aims to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, as a symbol for their commitment to the wellbeing of our planet.

 

Since the first lights out in Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to a global event, celebrated in more than 7,000 cities and towns all over the world, engaging a massive mainstream community. This annual occasion has been supported by companies and organisations around the world and endorsed by leaders and celebrities from Nelson Mandela, Miranda Kerr, Kuni Naidoo and Al Gore to Cate Blanchett, Stephen Fry and even the International Space Station!  Imagine watching the Earth “switch off” from space!

 

For more information on Earth Hour, go to the official website at https://www.earthhour.org.

 

Earth hour is just one hour in the year, but it’s important to get kids and families to work together all year round to continue thinking about how to be environmentally aware and create a better, healthier planet.

 

Spread the Word

It’s really important to get as many people as possible involved in Earth Hour… so spread the word to friends, neighbours, family, colleagues.   #earthhour on all your social media.

 

10 Ways to spend Earth Hour?

◦ Host a candlelit dinner
◦ Murder Mystery party
◦ Old school board games night
◦ Take a nap! An hour of darkness is a great excuse. Who’s to know?!
◦ Relax or Meditate – nothing like lights out and gadgets off for some good old fashioned time out
◦ Play a family game of Hide & Seek!
◦ Find the nearest monument or landmark near your home and watch it go dark
◦ Camp out – In the park, countryside or just in your back garden.
◦ Yoga – the perfect opportunity to perfect those poses
◦ Cuddles – with your pets, partner, children

 

    ********* Versión en español

     

    Apaga tus Luces este Décimo Aniversario de La Hora del Planeta 2016

    La Hora del Planeta 2016 es este sábado, 19 de marzo de 8:30-9:30 p.m. hora local. Este año es un hito masivo, siendo el 10º aniversario de la primera edición de La Hora del Planeta que por primera vez se llevó a cabo en Sydney, Australia en el año 2007.

     

    Si no estás familiarizado con la Hora del Planeta, es un movimiento mundial para el planeta, fundado y organizado por el Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (WWF por sus siglas en inglés). El evento global anual tiene como objetivo alentar a los individuos, comunidades, hogares y empresas a que apaguen las luces que no sean esenciales durante una hora, como símbolo de su compromiso con el bienestar de nuestro planeta.

     

    Desde las primeras luces apagadas en Australia en el año 2007, La Hora del Planeta ha crecido hasta convertirse en un evento global, que se celebra en más de 7,000 ciudades y pueblos de todo el mundo, involucrando a la comunidad en general. Esta cita anual ha sido apoyada por las empresas y organizaciones de todo el mundo y respaldada por líderes y celebridades como Nelson Mandela, Miranda Kerr, Kuni Naidoo, Al Gore, Cate Blanchett, Stephen Fry e ¡inclusive por la Estación Espacial Internacional! ¡Imagínate ver la Tierra "apagarse" desde el espacio!

     

    Para obtener más información sobre la Hora del Planeta, visita la página oficial en https://www.earthhour.org.

     

    La Hora del Planeta es tan sólo una hora al año, pero es importante para que los niños y las familias aprendan a trabajar juntos todo el año y sigan pensando en cómo ser conscientes del medio ambiente y cómo crear un planeta mejor y más saludable.

     

    Pasa la voz

    Es muy importante involucrar la mayor cantidad de personas posible para que participen en La Hora del Planeta ... así que a correr la voz entre amigos, vecinos, familiares, colegas.  Postea #earthhour en todas tus redes sociales.

     

    ¿Qué hacer durante la Hora del Planeta?

    ◦ Organiza una cena con velas.
    ◦ Planea una fiesta de misterio.
    ◦ Diviértete jugando juegos de mesa.
    ◦ Toma una siesta. Una hora de oscuridad es la excusa perfecta.
    ◦ Relájate y Medita. Nada mejor que una hora de oscuridad con los aparatos desconectados para disfrutar de un buen rato de meditación.
    ◦ Juega a las “escondidas” en familia.
    ◦ Encuentra el monumento o edificio más cercano a tu casa y disfruta ver cómo se apaga.
    ◦ Sal a acampar, en el parque, el campo o en el patio de tu casa.
    ◦ Practica yoga, es la oportunidad perfecta para perfeccionar posturas.
    ◦ Hazle cariños a tus mascotas, pareja o hijos.

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