Earth Hour

By Caroline Belanger

On Saturday, March 19th at 8:30 pm the world will go dark as lights across the globe are shut off in honor of Earth Hour.  The World Wildlife Foundation hosts its annual Earth Hour as a way to promote energy awareness. It involves simply turning the lights in your own home off for 1 hour. It is a symbolic act that everyone can participate in. Participating in Earth Hour shows people that you care about your planet, because using lights is harmful to the environment.

The Spofford Pond’s Green Team is hosting their own Earth Hour to encourage students and their families to do their part in energy conservation. Spofford Pond’s Earth Hour will take place on Friday, March 18from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Classrooms will shut off their lights for one hour, while participating in this school wide event.

There are so many fun things you can do in your home without lights on! You could do things like playing flashlight tag, telling spooky stories, playing board games, reading or doing crafts by candle light, playing an instrument, playing hide and seek (which will be an extra fun challenge in the dark) and so many other things! While you are doing any of these activities, you can feel good that you are participating in this year’s Earth Hour and that you are helping the earth. The Green Team and I hope you have fun participating in Earth Hour and saving the earth!