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Reema Bhalla Mar 27 2014

Suggest 5 things to do during Earth Hour?

Kanika Nevatia Mar 27 2014
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A world that is conscious of its environment is one that goes to all ends to conserve it and ensure a problem free eco system for years to come. A not so small step towards this effort is the Earth Hour, a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). What was started merely as a lights - off event in Australia in 2007 has now become a grand event seeing participation from over 7000 cities and towns all over the world.

Being held on the 28th of March this year between 08:30 PM and 09:30 PM, this event encourages individuals, communities, households and work organisations to turn of their not so essential lights for an hour as a symbol of their love and commitment towards their planet. The Indian Subcontinent too is showing its support with open arms and hoping for mass participation.

And just to make sure you have plenty to keep you occupied here’s a list of 5 things to do during Earth Hour when the lights go out -

1. Candle light dinner anyone?

This is the perfect time to convince that special someone for that much awaited candlelight dinner. Lay the table in advance, let the food aromas engulf the entire house and at 8:30 sharp light those scented candles. And if cooking isn’t quite your forte then plan the perfect date at one of the most romantic restaurants in India.

Photo of Candles (by Chris Potako)

2. A drive to get the party started!

Why stay home when you can turn of all the electricity, get into your car and hit the road. No matter what the company is, you could simply drive around the city or even hit the Highway. If you’re in North India why not embark on the route taken in the movie Highway for the perfect filmy twist.

Photo of Indian Road (by Avik Halder)

3. Some old fashioned star gazing!

Forgotten the sheer bliss of lying down on the grass or sand and gazing at the night sky. This is the perfect chance to do that. So if you’re lucky enough to live in a beach town such as Mumbai city or Goa then your a part of the lucky lot. And if you happen to live in a place like Delhi, then you could probably survive with a rug or blanket on your terrace for a nice long stargaze during the Earth Hour.

Photo of the Night sky (by ikewinski)

4. Who said walks were over rated?

If you think a romantic walk is overrated then you probably haven't been on one for a very long time. So whether its a walk along the Ulsoor Lake in Bangalore city or one through the mesmerising Fort Kochi in Cochin or even at your local colony park, the right mood, right companion and perfect whether will ensure that long walks become a frequent occurrence in your daily life.

Photo of Walking Path (by Kushal Das)

5. The perfect time for some soul searching!

Isn’t it in the darkest of times that we think of god the most? Then why not go on an hour long religious trip. Simply light a diya or candle at home or go visit a temple, gurudwara, church or mosque. If in Delhi then don’t forget to go to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and if in Jaipur why not take a trip to the beautiful Birla Mandir.

Photo of Banga Sahib (by Roshan Lal)

I know when it comes to commitment to your planet you really don’t need any incentives to get you motivated, but knowing some things to do during Earth Hour when the lights go out will probably just make doing so a much easier job. So enjoy and keep loving your planet!

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