Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ten Things to Do During Earth Hour

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Earlier last week, we posted about Earth Hour and what it is, how it's growing, and what cities worldwide are participating. Here, we're going to give you some ideas on what to do during Earth Hour this year:

1. Catch up on your sleep. If you have no kids, this is the perfect time to hit the hay a little early and catch up on some sleep.

2. Go outside and view the stars. How often do you actually do this? Walk to somewhere where the light pollution levels are low if you can. If you have a telescope or some binoculars, bring those along. How about some nighttime shots of the sky, or the outdoors?

3. Take a walk outside. Taking a walk at night is a far different experience than during the day. Try having some recorded owl sounds on hand, you never know what might call back.

4. If you're near a beach, walk on the beach at night. There's a whole bunch of things you can do.

5. Make Smores on the grill or by a campfire. Or, have a late BBQ.

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6. Extend Earth Hour to an all-day event and challenge yourselves to think of ways to entertain yourself without electricity for an entire day. It can be done (and will make a great inspirational story for other people!).

7. Play hide and seek in the dark with your family. Ten times harder, and it will make your rely on your other senses to find people!

8. Tell scary stories by candlelight. Need some ideas? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is an classic that scared the crap out of everyone, whether you like to admit it or not!

9. Play board games at night. But watch out, it's easier to cheat with the lights out!

10. Catch up on some reading. There's no distractions around you, so what better time to get caught up?

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