Events, Family, Homeschool

Observed Earth Hour for the 8th Time

We observed Earth Hour for the 8th time. My kids and I started participating every Earth Hour since 2009. I remembered the first time we participated in 2009. Our family shared a discussion over dinner why we were turning off the lights. During that time, it was already the second year since Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. The mission of this movement is to unite the people around the world in protecting our planet, Earth.

 

Earth Hour is observed yearly one Saturday every March from 8:30ย p.m. to 9:30ย p.m. As a family, we make it like an everyday thing. Not that we turn off the lights one hour a day but we make it a common practice to turn off the lights and unplugging electrical appliances if we are not using it. Just take part in every little way we can to help protect Mother Earth not only for the sake of this generation but for the future as well.

As homeschoolers, I also make it an opportunity to help educate my children the significance of Earth Hour and why we are doing it. Here is a video (you can’t see us here) of us talking about Earth Hour…

Earth Hour has become a family tradition and this year we commit to #ChangeClimateChange.

Did you participate in this year’s Earth Hour or for those with different timezone than me, are you planning to participate? To learn more about Earth Hour and how you can participate, please visit their site atย https://www.earthhour.org today.

13 thoughts on “Observed Earth Hour for the 8th Time

  1. As a family, we were able to participate in the earth hour a couple of times. The experience was unexplainable though all we did was turn off the lights and unplug our appliances. The kids felt proud about the experience. As a mother, I was also proud of them. What made it special perhaps was that you do something others are doing as well even without the watchful eyes of the organizer.

    1. I agree with you. Observing the Earth Hour in our own little ways matter. Our children will value the time together. My daughter wanted to have it daily. I guess she must have enjoyed the time talking in the dark.

      Joining organized Earth Hour activities is good but not really a necessity unless if you are invited. Hahahaha…

      Thanks for dropping by, Mommy Berlin!

  2. Aw! I always forget about earth hour even though there are posters everywhere in our office. This is a very good initiative, I don’t know how effective it is but for me it’s a big help in raising awareness that we’re leaving too much carbon footprint on the planet and that it must be reduced. Good that your kids know of it and lights off for an hour makes for some fun bonding activities din ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Di pa namin na experience ang “Earth Hour” but I always tell my children what to do in order to conserve energy. Like turning off the appliances when they aren’t using it, turning off the lights when nobody’s in the room and the likes. I am glad that it is your 8th yr! Aabangan ko next year!

  4. Earth Hour for me is more of a reminder of something we should be doing everyday. Energy saving has been instilled in my mind ever since primary years and now as a parent, I try to instill in my kids.

  5. I try to participate in Earth hour every year too, if I remember. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜›

    But, I always make sure our family observe the Earth hour practice not just for an hour or during the month of March but everyday by making sure to unplug electronics and turning lights off, when not in use. We also recycle and have our own compost pit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s nice to train our children to care about Mother Earth. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is a really great thing to do with your family or your friends, let them realized and help them understand the importance of taking care of our Earth by doing this kind of activities.

  7. We do participate in Earth Hour, I think as homeschoolers it is a great way to learn about something that could change the world. I feel that one small step in the right direction could change the world. It is free and a great learning experience. My kids think of it as a game, to see who is the one who has to turn the lights on first…

  8. Galing naman marz! Ako pag nagtaon na nasa bahay puma-participate din. It’s nice to let the kids experience the Earth Hour so that they will be aware of the issues concerning our environment.

  9. I was in Lucena, Quezon during the Earth Hour. I usually join this advocacy when I’m in Manila. On the other hand, I make sure to save electricity everyday, even summer time is approaching, because I also care for the earth and ang mahal kasi ng kuryente, hehehe.

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