Switch off for Earth Hour

Switch off for Earth Hour

Will you switch off for Earth Hour?

Earth Hour takes place on Saturday the 28th of March at 8:30 pm, where millions of people around the world will take part by switching off their lights. The great thing about Earth Hour is that we can all take part in the safety of our own homes.

Scouts have always tried to make the world a better place. As part of A Million Hands, we have committed to do more to help protect our environment and Earth Hour is a great opportunity for Scouts to get involved.

Anyone can take part by simply turning off their lights at 8:30 pm, but if you want to take it one step further, then we’ve teamed up with our A Million Hands Partner WWF Scotland to give you some ideas on what else you could do.

You could:

Make your own Scottish Wildlife Lantern (download your toolkit here). If you don’t have the supplies suggested, then don’t worry, you can just use whatever you have around the house. Why not make these and use them on the 28th of March to take part in Earth Hour?

Switch off the lights in your house and use candles instead! You could do a nature quiz, play a board game, or even have dinner lit by candlelight.

You could even make an Earth Hour poster explaining why it's important to look after the Earth.

You can get involved with Earth Hour on social media by sharing images of your activities at 8:30 pm on Saturday 28th March, and tagging us using @ScoutsScotland @WWFScotland #EarthHourScotland

For more activity ideas on how to protect our environment click here.

Why Earth Hour?

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people around the world. It has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.