by Heidi Green
March 26, 2010
As you’re planning your activities for this weekend, you might want to add Earth Hour to your Saturday schedule. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time (wherever you are) on March 27th, participants will turn off their lights to raise awareness for energy conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Earth Hour began in 2007 as a cooperative effort between World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the city of Sydney, Australia. In 2008, the event went global, and videos on the event that year and the event in 2009 impress with displays of candlelight celebrations and renowned landmarks going dark worldwide.
We can’t think of a better excuse to get active with your kids.
When we turn off the lights for this event, let’s turn off the televisions and computers and video games, too. Let’s take full advantage of the opportunity to get the children moving and remind them how much fun it is to use their bodies (and imaginations) in good, healthy play.
Flashlight tag, anyone?
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