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Earth Hour 2021

26 March 2021

On Saturday, 27 March at 8:30 p.m. local time, we will once again be recognising Earth Hour.

This year is set to be another important moment for the annual Earth Hour movement, with more than 140 countries and territories coming together to highlight and invite action on the environmental issues most relevant to them. With COVID-19 safety regulations continuing in several parts of the world, many countries will be celebrating Earth Hour online. Millions of people are expected to put a virtual spotlight on our planet and the role we can all play.

Once again, the organisers of Earth Hour have suggested different ways people can get involved with the event from the comfort of their own home. We also asked staff across the Society for their ideas to take part and this is what they came up with!

  • go outside and see if you can spot the International Space Station or certain constellations
  • make smores or toast marshmallows
  • take out a torch and go for a walk with family or a friend to enjoy the peace of nature
  • just close your eyes and meditate/relax in the dark
  • have a campfire and cook jacket potatoes
  • write a letter to your MP encouraging them to vote for policies that will slow climate change
  • volunteer an hour to someone who needs help, even just a chat if they have been feeling isolated
  • read through your Weather magazines and start planning your own article!
  • play your musical instrument that sits ignored in the corner
  • make bubbles to determine wind speed
  • play board games or cards
  • make a DIY face mask and spend the hour recovering from (some of!) the stress of the previous year

However you plan to spend it, just take a moment to think about not only protecting nature to help combat the impacts of climate change, but also building your own resilience to ensure your own health, happiness and prosperity.