If you’re heading downtown at 8.30 p.m. this Saturday, don’t be surprised to see the Parliament building missing its usual spectacular lighting.
In solidarity with the 10th Annual Earth Hour, the British Columbia government will be turning off the Jubilee Lights at the Parliament building in order to raise awareness for climate change.
Earth Hour is an opportunity for individuals, businesses and communities around the globe to unite in a powerful call to action of hope for a better, healthier planet
Earth Hour is a global event encouraging people to conserve energy by flicking the off-switch on lights and electronics and joining millions worldwide to show their support for climate change action.
You can do lots of fun things in the dark, besides the obvious. Here are a few suggestions:
- Plan a candlelight dinner
- Play board games, by candlelight
- Tell scary stories
- Take a nap
- Quiji board
- Read a book by candle light
- Go for a night time walk around the city
- If the weather is good, go for a sea wall bike ride (make sure you have your bike lights on)
- Play the guitar or other instruments. Impromptu jam session anyone?
“While the one hour without lights is intended to be a symbolic act encouraging people to consider conservation throughout the year, the collective impact of this global action is significant. I encourage everyone to participate,” BC Minster of Environment, Mary Polak said in a statement.
- When: Saturday, March 25, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.