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7 Things to do in the Dark

An hour with the lights out also means that it’s a great time to get outside and:

Gaze at the stars – Whether in the city or the country, take a walk outside and see how many constellations you can spot. Maybe you’ll even catch a shooting star!

Take a moonlit walk – Even though the supermoon has already passed, it’s still a great time to get outside in the night air and take the dog for a walk, or even just take yourself for a moonlit stroll.

Prefer a group activity? Gather some friends together and have an Earth Hour party – inside or outside. Create your own Earth Hour cocktails, have some fun with cheese or chocolate fondue (only tea light candles required), break out the board games or musical instruments, or even attempt charades by candlelight. The more creative you get, the better the party! And, you might even want to try it again next Saturday night – any excuse for a party, right?

Too many options for one hour? Consider extending it to two or three! Now that we’ve shared our ideas, we’d love to know, how did you spend Earth Hour? And will you’ll be making this a regular habit – perhaps even an hour a week?

Spread the word by sending a free Care2 Earth Hour e-card!

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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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