Make Your Earth Hour, An Earth Weekend!
Earth Hour is an annual event that encourages people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about environmental issues. This year, why not take it a step further and make your Earth Hour an Earth Weekend? By extending the event, you can have a more positive impact on the environment and create lasting habits that benefit the planet.
Here are some ideas to help you turn your Earth Hour into an Earth Weekend:
Deepen Your Understanding
Use the Earth Hour weekend as an opportunity to learn more about climate change, sustainable living, and environmental issues. Watch documentaries, read articles, attend local events, or use any other means available to educate yourself on these topics
Have a Technology-Free Day
Challenge yourself to unplug for a full day and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Spend the day reading, cooking, playing board games, or spending time with loved ones. By disconnecting from technology, you’ll be reducing your energy consumption and appreciating the world around you.
Plan a Nature Hike
Take advantage of the beautiful autumn weather and plan a nature hike with friends or family. Choose a local trail or park that you’ve been wanting to explore, and spend the day enjoying the fresh air and the natural beauty around you. This also aligns with taking #TimeOutForNature, the theme of this year’s Earth Hour. If you’re interested in supporting the social media campaign, you can share photos and videos of yourself enjoying nature on social media, include the #TimeOutForNature and #EarthHour hashtags, and tag @wwfaustralia and @earthhour_australia on your post! Be sure to tag us @_emeraldems and include #emeraldFuture on your post, too, for the chance to feature on our Instagram and Facebook pages!