Celebrating Earth Hour at Home

Earth Hour 2020

Although our Earth Hour events won’t be going ahead as planned this year, there are still plenty of ways that you can mark Earth Hour at home and digitally connect with others to share your support for the planet. 

A key focus of Head4Arts’annual Earth Hour activities is encouraging families and individuals to make a “planet pledge” – a small lifestyle change that you can make to help reduce your impact on the environment.  This could include eating less meat, using your car less, remembering to take re-useable bags when you go shopping or refusing plastic cutlery.  What could your planet pledge be this year?

Why not make your planet pledge into a craft project – you can display it in your home to help you remember what you have promised.  Some ideas include:

*Write your pledge on the wing of an origami butterfly (see our origami butterfly tutorial here)

*Decorate a stone from your garden with your pledge using paint or permanent markers

*Adding your pledge to a lantern (lantern tutorial to be released shortly)

Earth Hour is an annual event where WWF encourages people to turn their lights off to call attention to climate change.  This year, Earth Hour will be taking place between 8.30 – 9.30pm on Saturday 28th March.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page where we will be posting an online tutorial from Cindy Ward showing how you can make a simple lantern which can be used when you join others around the world to switch your lights off during Earth Hour.
 
We will also be posting a special Earth Hour themed night-time story that is suitable for all ages, written and narrated by Tamar Eluned Williams with beautiful illustrations by Andy O’Rourke.   The story, which has been inspired by ideas contributed by pupils from Bryn Bach Primary School, will be released at 7pm on Saturday 28th March. 

We hope you will be able to take part in any of the above activities.  During these difficult times, we need more than ever to connect with each other and inspire hope for the future.

We would love to see photos of art work you have created, hear what you thought of the story and find out what planet pledges you have made – please post them on our social media pages so we can share them with others.

We would like to thank WWF Cymru for their continued support in funding H4A’s Earth Hour outreach activities and the story development.