How to join the movement - Earth Hour 2021
Saturday, March 27th from 8:30 – 9:30pm marks Earth Hour, a worldwide event and collective effort to address the important issue of climate change.
We’ve picked some of our favourite ways that you can join hundreds of millions around the world, turn off your lights in a show of support to promote action on climate change.
- Dinner by candlelight – enjoy a homemade or take-out dinner with a curated menu supporting local - whether by grocery, restaurant or ingredients. Take it one step further by sourcing sustainably labelled foods such as certified organic or ocean wise or going zero-waste.
- Reset and disconnect – power down your cellphone and other electronics and unplug distractions. Use the hour to reset through a gentle meditation, free of distractions. Taking time to reconnect with your thoughts without the noise.
- Make it fun for kids – before the hour begins - build a fort, pick out a good book, or engage them to pick the best spots to light a candle. Once the lights go off, the focus can be on quality time in the dark.
- Connect through social – Earth Hour official is taking things one step further by taking over the social media feeds of millions around the world and putting the spotlight on our planet, the issues we face, and our place within it all. Read more here to participate.
- Learn more – read about the impacts of climate change on our planet and what it means for you, and the future. Great resources can be found here.
- Extend beyond the hour – consider this a daily, weekly, or more frequent initiative you partake in by turning off your lighting for an hour. Earth hour is more than just an hour for the planet – it’s a movement for our future.
If you’re looking for even more ideas, check this out.
Oxford will be participating be turning off all non-essential lighting at our buildings across Canada, Europe and the United States. For those working back at the office, we encourage you to join us in this global initiative and help by turning off all applicable lighting before leaving for the day or connect with building management to ensure your lights have been turned off. To learn more about how you can participate, visit:
Online - www.EarthHour.org
Instagram - @EarthHourOfficial
Facebook - @EarthHour
Twitter - @EarthHour
YouTube - Earth Hour