This event is now in its eighth year and includes events taking part in 154 countries and 7,000 towns & cities worldwide. It is a great way of doing a little bit to help our planet and also the perfect way to celebrate our planet!
There are lots of ways to spend an hour in the dark. The WWF Earth Hour site has a list of 60 ideas of how to spend an hour in the dark. Some of our favourites include hosting a candle lit dinner, or having a board game evening, or if you’re feeling a little crafty why not make your own lanterns from jam jars? Our favourite idea is to wrap up warm and have a picnic followed by some star gazing.
However you choose to spend your hour in the dark, make sure you register your event on the Earth Hour website. Once there you will find lots of hints and tips about how to spend an hour in the dark and plenty of resources such as celebrity narrated Just So stories and recipe ideas from celebrity chefs.
So why not join the Myakka team and millions of other people around the world by turning your lights off for one hour on March 29th at 8.30pm?