Do Not Forget To Switch Off Your Lights For Earth Hour 2015

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Do not forget to join people from all around the world in switching off their lights for Earth Hour. This is happening tonight at 8.30pm. You still have a few more hours left to sign-up with Earth Hour Philippines, too, and get your very own Earth Hour 2015 Kit.

This is a great activity to do with our little ones to teach them to love and care for Mother Earth. There are also a number of Earth Hour related activities and events in our local malls and communities to join in, if you are so inclined. You can also join the big celebration happening at the Quezon City Memorial Circle if you happen to live nearby.

Everyone is also encouraged to go “Beyond the Hour” and make each hour count in helping save our precious planet. It is, after all, the only one we’ve got and it will always be a wise move to raise our little ones to be nature-loving and future Earth Warriors.

Here are a few nifty tips from the Earth Hour 2015 Kit that you can practice at home with the kiddos:

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I am sure you can add a number of other tips on this list, here are a few of mine:

  • Using both sides of paper before sending them to the local junk yard
  • Using a pail and a dipper to help use water more efficiently
  • Spend less time with technology and enjoy more time outdoors {which we are planning to do this summer!}

We might be skipping the local mall’s Earth Hour activity this year and will opt to spend time outdoors as we switch the lights for an hour, how about you?

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Fun Stuff To Do at Home To Switch Off For Earth Hour

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It is Earth Hour once again and it is time to switch off the lights at home for an hour to be one with a lot of people all over the world who joined hands to help save our Earth. We have been participating with Earth Hour since the little man is 2 years old and even when he is just a little tot, it was never too early to educate him about helping save our Planet Earth and lending his stubby, little hands to make a difference.

You might think it will be quite boring to turn off everything for an hour, lights at home, gadgets and the telly, but come to think of it, there are a number of fun and enjoyable stuff you can do with your little ones while you switch everything off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour and Mother Earth, here are a few suggestions you might want to try:

  • Observe and count stars ~ they have always illuminated the night sky, but when was the last time you stopped from your busy schedule to look up and count the stars. Little tots will absolutely enjoy this activity and will help with their counting, too!
  • Tell scary stories ~ this used to be a favorite pastime for children of earlier generation, but for children in this day and age, this is quite a novelty and something that they will truly enjoy. Take turns exchanging scary stories. The total darkness will help contribute to the eerie and creepy tales.
  • Play With Your Shadows ~ if you have a little child that is simply fascinated with shadows {like mine}, this will prove to be something he will appreciate. Take turns in making or spotting those shadows. You can also tell stories while you are at it.
  • Participate in an Earth Hour event in your city ~ we only stayed at home to observe Earth Hour the previous years, but a local mall is hosting their very own Earth Hour event this year, so am seriously contemplating on giving it a try. I am sure it will be more exciting to celebrate Earth Hour with people of like mind who share our passion to help save the Earth. Check with your local malls for their very own Earth Hour events. Robinsons and SM Malls organize interesting activities people can participate in during Earth Hour.
  • Camp out in your living room ~ camping out is something every kid and kid-at-heart will enjoy. Set up your child’s tent in the living room and camp out there during Earth Hour. If you do not have a tent, you can always improvise with a blanket or a big piece of cloth to create a  makeshift tent. 

To know more about Earth Hour and for tips on how you can participate, do not forget to hover over Earth Hour’s website,

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are you all geared up for earth hour?

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That is right, later tonight will be the highly-anticipated Earth Hour + I am encouraging you all to participate + do your little share in saving heal our Mother Earth, it is the only one we’ve got any way + we ought to do everything we can to help it heal. I am getting some candles + fans, to cool off the little man who really sweats profusely, ready. +, if in case we cannot make it to Ayala Triangle Gardens for the celebration tonight, we will have our own celebration here at home.

The I Will If You Will Campaign

If you’ve seen those status updates beginning with “I will if you will…” in your friends timeline, it only means they are participating in the campaign to challenge more people to do their share for the environment.

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Here are a few of our own “I will..” updates:

  • I will lessen our hours in front of the tellie to save on electricity if some of our friends will sign up with the GreenPeace Save the Amazon Campaign {you can sign up here, too}
  • I will lessen our TV time if friends will bring their eco-bags to shop
  • I will play the Pocoyo Recycling game it they will plant a tree on my behalf
Not much really + am sure you can come up with a lot more better + cleverer ideas, but, ways to save the Earth need not be grand, see, + everyone can easily participate. It might be as simple as segregating your rubbish or re-purposing some of the things at home as your way of recycling them or turning off the faucet + using a glass while brushing. Even our little kiddos can participate + we can start by teaching them to make sure that piece of litter or candy wrapper makes it to the garbage bin.
Of course, we can all lend a hand by switching our lights off for an hour later on tonight. A little help goes a long way + we all do our share, am sure Mother Earth will be a lot happier.
So, are you geared up for Earth Hour? 😉
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