Create your own Event by choosing to do any of the following activities:
Watch the Match Together: It’s 19 March and it’s also the historic India-Pakistan ICC T20 Match. We wouldn’t want you to miss this one and we would want you to be a part of Earth Hour. So if you are a boarding school/college, here’s your chance to not miss out and yet do your bit for the planet. Call your friends and set up your own match-watching party at a common place within the premises. That way you will be using one screen instead of multiple ones and while you’re at it, don’t forget to switch off all other lights during the hour!
Host an Earth Hour Competition:Have an Earth Hour themed poster making, slogan writing or story writing contest in your school. Maybe the next Earth Hour will have a slogan, a poster inspired by one of your students!
Host a DIY solar project workshop: Nothing lasts longer than the memory of one's own creation. Have students create simple solar powered equipments in your school/college garden. With these simple projects, students will learn and always remember how easy it is to bring alternative energy into our lives.
Make a trip to a renewable energy park: Get your friends and your teachers energized and organize a trip to a solar energy park or a wind farm. Show them how magnificent and powerful nature is!
Organize a mass tree planting activity: Plant some hope this Earth hour by making your students plant trees.
Screen a film on environment: As a run-up to Earth Hour and to get everyone in the mood, get your friends together and watch a film or documentary on environment.
Drift to the Dark Side: “Ink-black darkness filled the street and fear filled my heart. As far as one could see there was coal-blackness. Neither a human face, nor a flicker of light could be seen. And then the strangest sound of ankle-bells…”. Organize a horror movie screening in a common place within your campus and cook up the scariest stories to run a chill down everyone’s spine!
Party in the Park: None of your friends or your teachers know how brilliant a party-thrower you are! And how innovative too! Who, but you, could have thought of getting all your friends and some of your teachers together and throwing a party in the campus?
Organize an Earth Hour assembly- where the environment club can spread the message of Earth Hour to all students and staff members.
Announce a mock Earth Hour- on Friday, 18 March, 2016 run a mock Earth Hour during school/college hours to ensure that everyone can together observe a switch off.
Least but not the last! Upload your party pictures and funny videos and let us know how you celebrated the hour this time around! Use the link here to tell us what you did so that we can tell the world.
Beyond all of this, there are some things that you can anyway do to help:
SPREAD THE WORD
Wear the Earth Hour T-shirt: Wherever you go, take the movement along with you! Get yourself and your friends some of our quirky Earth Hour merchandise here. You can also order t-shirts with your own school/college logo by writing to us and we can get them delivered to you.
Volunteer: Spread the Earth Hour message by distributing posters and banners in your locality, school/ college! Tell people that it's time now to take a stand. Download our Earth Hour kit here.
You can take the inspiration further by going beyond the hour and creating a truly tangible impact. This Earth Hour, be one of those who teach by setting an example:
Pledge to Go Solar: Adopt rooftop solar and power yourself on solar energy. Do you find asking yourself how going solar may benefit your institution? We answer this and many other questions you may have in our Why Go Solar and FAQ section!
Earth Hour is the world’s largest, environmental grassroots movement in history, connecting hundreds of millions of people all over the planet.