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7 Things to do in the Dark

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7 Things to do in the Dark

An evening – or even just an hour – without the lights…whatever is one to do?

Millions of people in more than 80 countries will be turning off their lights for an hour at on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30pm (local time), as the world joins Earth Hour’s global call for action on climate change. Even the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Great Pyramids of Giza and Chicago’s iconic skyline are planning to go dark.

This is your opportunity to get creative, conserve electricity, stem global warming and make a statement of your own. Here are seven great ways to spend an hour – or more – in the dark.

For starters, grab a few candles (preferably soy) and:

Get amorous – Spend some quality time with your significant other and enjoy giving each other massages, try something tantric or making love by candlelight. The added benefit (as if you needed one?), it’s good for you!

Enjoy dinner by candlelight – Prepare the food beforehand, or go with simple, no-cook finger foods. For a special touch, add flowers to the table and serve chocolates for dessert. Yum!

Take a bubble bath – Who doesn’t love a long, luxurious soak in a bath…and what better time to take advantage of some quiet time with candles? Admit it, just thinking about it makes you feel good!

Meditate – An hour of darkness is a great opportunity to tune out the rest of the world and go within. Find a comfortable space in your home and spend some time in meditation – it’s good for you and good for the planet. (Just be careful if you still have candles burning!)

Next: More things to do in the dark, including hosting an Earth Hour party!

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Robyn Hessinger

Robyn Hessinger was formerly Care2’s Editor-In-Chief. As a veggie-loving yogini and Reiki Master/Teacher, Robyn is passionate about holistic health and wellness, green living, and animal advocacy. She believes that everyone can make a difference.


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5:22PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:15PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thanks for the ideas.

10:37AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

great idea by the way isn't the date saturday march 23 2013 earth hour @ 8:30pm take note you said march 26th (it is not march 26th which is on a tuesday check your calender) thank you for this article ! check with Earth Hour website...peace

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8:06AM PDT on May 5, 2012

I am just going to sleep !

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