For more than a decade, Edmonton has been participating in Earth Hour. The idea is to switch off all the lights on March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It’s meant to give you time to think about your energy consumption and what is being done for climate change. This year, the World Wildlife (WWF) organization will also be holding a guided meditation with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts. You can access the meditation at 8:30 p.m. local time. So, it’s OK to have the laptop, phone and wireless internet on, we guess.
If meditation doesn’t float your boat, here are some other things you can do to make this year’s Earth Hour fly by:
Have you ever had dinner in the dark? Set up a candlelight dinner and grab your cohort members. If you want a challenge, try to eat your dinner blindfolded. As for conversation topics, may we recommend scary stories?
You can play board games or hide and seek. The classic Monopoly is hard to beat (but don’t put the funny money too close to the candles!) and will definitely make the hour seem shorter. But I personally like playing hide and seek. The dark adds an element of thrill — you can technically hide in plain sight and try out a few jump scares.
Since daylight hours are longer, you can always go for a twilight walk and get your steps in.