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  • 25th Mar 2022

Join Nectr in promoting sustainable energy choices this Earth Hour

If you're new to the whole concept of Earth Hour, then don’t fret. It isn't too late to get involved. Earth Hour is a ‘lights out’ event that calls for businesses, communities, and individuals to make actionable change in their lives. The act of turning off our lights and saving energy for an hour is a small metaphor that symbolises the urgency of changing our energy habits.

Earth Hour will take place for one hour (between 8:30pm and 9:30pm) on Saturday 26 March 2022. This is a yearly event and takes place on the last Saturday of March each year, so mark it in your diary as a reminder to get involved.

In this blog, we’ve listed a few manageable and memorable ways that you and your family can get involved in when Earth Hour begins.

1) Sustainable lights

Earth Hour doesn't mean sitting on your phone in the dark for an hour while all the lights are off. It's about getting involved and being more conscious of our usage. To make the event a little more exciting we suggest preparing in advance with some sustainable lighting.

Solar lights that charge during the day are good way to make sure that you have essential lighting in your home for the event. Or if you can't get these, then some simple candles will do. Solar lights are durable, require no batteries and will come in handy for a rainy day.

2) Game night

There's one thing you can depend on during Earth Hour and that's getting everyone together for a game of fun. Fan favourites for the home are Uno, Jenga, Monopoly or a normal deck of cards.

Disclaimer - for the older kids: We know Monopoly can get quite heated, so why not relax a little and test your humour out with "Cards Against Humanity." The hour will fly by and you'll be left in tears of laughter.

3) Glamping

What better way to #SwitchOff than to glamp under the stars. It doesn't matter if you have a backyard or not because you can create your own pillow fort alternative in the living room and use your imagination. Remember how we told you that the solar lamp would come in handy? Now would be a great time to get it out and tell stories in the fort.

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4) See the sights

Wherever you are this Earth hour, take a moment to breath in, disconnect from your electronics, and look up at the night sky. You might just be surprised at what you see.

In support of Earth Hour the Sydney Opera House will be also be switching off their lights. For the 16th consecutive year, the Opera House will be leading by example and sending a message to the rest of the city. If you're around Circular Quay on Saturday evening, then take a stroll around the harbour and have a look at which businesses are also contributing to the cause.

5) Get creative

Unleash your inner Van Gogh and use Earth Hour to try your hand at something new, like creating art in the dark. Paint each others faces, colour in a book, or see who can draw the best animal with their solar lamp next to them before the lights go back on.

Are you going to join us for Earth Hour? We would love to hear how you plan to spend it. Let us know on our social channels below.

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