Wellness

Earth Hour is Happening Tonight, Here’s What You Can Do

If you can, switch off your lights!

Shares

Every year, the World Wildlife Fund (WFF) initiative Earth Hour is celebrated on the last Saturday of March, wherein every household and establishment is asked to switch off their lights for one hour starting 8:30 p.m.

The organization recognizes, however, that this year is unlike any other year — with COVID-19 affecting many countries, it’s quite understandable that Earth Hour could be the last thing in people’s minds.

“This year, we are facing Earth Hour in exceptional circumstances with countries around the world experiencing a health crisis with the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),” writes WWF on the Earth Hour website. “We recognize the exceptional challenge that the world is facing and we thank you for your support as we try to realign our Earth Hour work appropriately. In light of the latest developments, the Earth Hour global organizing team is recommending all individuals to take part in Earth Hour digitally this year.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

There are still many simple but powerful things you can do to spread the word of #NatureNow. Aside from turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. (only if you're able) you can try the initiative's digital challenges, like sharing awareness videos, going on TikTok to #DanceForThePlanet, tuning in to Earth Hour’s official live stream, sharing on-the-night Earth Hour experiences, and signing a petition for world leaders to commit to greener alternatives.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Earth Hour shouldn’t just be an hour of our lives, though. Being conscious of our environmental footprint will be beneficial in the long run. We’ve previously listed steps on how you can celebrate the planet daily, and these include:

  • Growing your own produce;
  • Using alternative transportation — or simply just walking if your destination is nearby;
  • Switching to energy-efficient lighting; and
  • Completely ditching single-use plastic.
 

Looking for other ways to go green? Head on to EarthHour.org.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

10 Unexpected Details We Spotted in Celebrity House Tours

Alice Dixson has access to a “secret hideaway beach” from her Boracay home!

Take a Look at the Blush-Themed Room of Sofia Andres' Daughter Zoe

Even Sofia herself said she wants to stay in this room!

Lauren Young Finds Time to Make Kitchen 'Prettier and Functional'

A key piece in the mini-makeover was a countertop organizer!

Iloilo City Is Putting up "Green Tunnels" for Bike Lanes

Imagine biking through a picturesque garden!

Here's Where Heart Evangelista Buys Her Vintage Furniture

Heart Evangelista talks about her love for antiques, "it's a story, it's history. It's a story."

This Adorable Stand Mixer Only Costs Less Than P1,500

It won't consume too much of your kitchen countertop space!

Places Where You Can Buy IKEA Items in the Philippines

Can't wait to shop from IKEA Philippines?

Wake Up in a Strawberry Field at This Glamping Site

It's located in the farms of Bukidnon.

These Stylish Woven Baskets and Home Organizers Start at P250

The handwoven material will give your space a rustic, homey feel.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!