by Amy Tjaden News Editor


Earth Hour is upon us.

What began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 has quickly caught on across the globe. This year the goal is for 1 billion people to switch off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time. Flicking the switch is a vote for earth.

Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support. We live in Las Vegas and the entire Vegas strip will be in the dark for one hour tonight to show support for the movement. Communities across the globe are encouraging their residents to turn out the lights for one hour tonight.

Homeschool groups from all over are using this as an opportunity to talk to the kids about conservation and taking care of the planet. One of the homeschool groups we belong to is hosting a pre-Earth Hour party. The host of the party is going to spend an hour teaching the kids about conservation and have the kids make candles. Then they’ll take their candles home to light during Earth Hour.

What are your local groups doing to celebrate Earth Hour? Send an email to [email protected] and I’ll share your story with our readers. Maybe we can swap ideas for next year’s Earth Hour.

For more information about Earth Hour, check out this link.

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