Join in with Earth Hour
Earth Hour is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change. Last year, millions around the world across 178 countries came together to show support for action to protect our amazing planet. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial we show support for action on climate change. You can be part of it. WI members can sign up here:
and pledge to turn their lights off for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March. This is a symbolic show of global support to protect our amazing planet from climate change. If politicians and business leaders look out of their windows at 8.31pm on Saturday 25th March and see millions of us have turned our lights off it gives them a clear message, that people DO care and they MUST take action.
You can use electricity, just keep the lights off as a visible and obvious sign of support for our beautiful Earth.
Time to break out those nice candles you got for Christmas!
Make your Earth Hour fun
Hold a craft event at your home for your friends, or your children and their friends. You could paint or draw under candlelight or create animal masks from paper. Or why not try something new? From stitching and knitting to decoupage, there are lots of great crafts to get involved in. An ideal time to have a crafty WI evening
Forget the Xbox and PlayStation, board games are what quality time with family and friends is all about. Play them all evening and give a prize to the overall champion. Or host a themed evening like a murder mystery party – perfect by candlelight.
Turn off the TV and open up one of your favourite books. Whether on your own, hosting a book club night with friends or taking the time to enjoy bedtime stories with the kids, reading is a fun and relaxing way to spend the hour.
Let us know if you hold an Earth Hour in your WI or in your home.
Post your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and link to us @CheshireWIs, email Sue Bentley, Cheshire Federation’s Climate Change Ambassador on firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to share about it on facebook ahead of the date – the more people that turn out their lights, the stronger the message.