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Event ideas with friends and family

Tune in to an Earth Hour event

Gather your friends and family (virtually) and tune into our live events on the night of Earth Hour! Check out our directory of events here.  

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Take part in our first-ever Virtual Spotlight

On the night of Earth Hour, we'll be posting a must-watch video on all our social media pages - and all you have to do is share it.  Share it to your Stories or to your wall, DM it, re-Tweet it, @tag friends in the comments, send it via email - the choice is yours!


Learn more about the Earth Hour Virtual Spotlight here.

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Host a live stream

Host a live-stream on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other streaming platform! Here are a few ideas of what you can do on the live stream.

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Dinner in the dark

Whip up healthy and delicious meals that will make your taste buds tingle! Don't know where to start? Check our our list of 50 foods for a healthier planet and a healthier you!

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Catch the lights-off moment

Find a good vantage point of your city skyline and watch the lights-off moment at 8:30 pm your local time! If you're into photography, try some time-lapse shots!

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Go stargazing

Choose a spot away from bright lights, grab some blankets and pillow and lie back as you watch the night sky sparkle with thousands of stars.

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Go night-cycling

Go on a night cycling adventure and explore your neighbourhood with your buddies. Take a ride under the night sky, enjoy the cool breeze and appreciate nature all around you.

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Restore nature where you live

Sign your friends and family up for a community tree-planting program or a beach/street/park clean-up! 

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Camp it out

Spend the night camping and around a fire!

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Take photos in the dark

Get your students interested in photography by trying out light painting! Long exposures and a tripod work best 😉 Check out this guide for more information.

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Stay in!

Organise a night of board games or book readings!

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Nature-themed movie night

Whether eco films, nature documentaries like Our Planet (free to watch on YouTube!), or even Hollywood blockbusters set in the outdoors, take an hour two to appreciate nature in all its glory!

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Indoor camping

This one is great for children - but even if you don't have kids, who says you're too old to go camping! Build a pillow fort or pitch a tent inside and get cozy!

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Glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt

Treat yourself to a super thrilling evening with a Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt! Grab your friends, a pack of Glowsticks with connectors, bright coloured fun tapes and scavenger hunt printables. Take this hunt a step further by making glow in the dark make-up using organic paints!

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Minute-to-win-it

Come up with 60-second challenges using recyclable materials such as paper, cans and plastic bottles and challenge your friends to a duel!

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Eco-Green Fashion show

Grab your friends for a fun and silly night of dressing up. Unleash your creative side by making your own costume from recyclable materials and strut your way down to the nearest Earth Hour event

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Going beyond the Hour



These actions form just the very tip of the iceberg; there is no limit to a clean and sustainable lifestyle you can choose to live or the actions you can take to support Earth Hour year-round. Remember: even the smallest individual actions add up!

  • Switch to LED lights
  • Say NO to paper and plastic; use reusable bags as often as possible
  • Walk or cycle to places and take public transportation
  • Go digital! Only print and make use of paper when necessary and always use both sides when possible
  • Eat wisely - Choose to consume sustainably-sourced products and only purchase what is necessary to minimize food wastage
  • Shop responsibly - Select products with biodegradable packaging and items made with natural and organic ingredients
  • Ditch the disposables; use reusable lunch-boxes and water bottles as much as you can
  • Attend upcycling workshops together and learn how you can give your old items a new chance at life
    • Go a step further and share your upcycling ideas with friends and family
    • Or give your upcycled items as gifts for birthdays, holidays and special occasions
    • Or conduct upcycling workshops for your local neighbourhood 
  • Say no to fast fashion and consumerism! As it is resource-intensive to buy new products, visit your local thrift store with your friends instead. You will be able to find many cool items at much lower prices. 
  • Volunteer with your local environmental agencies/organisations to raise awareness on sustainability issues
  • Take on a sustainability challenge with your friends - our Zero to Hero Challenges are a good place to start!
  • Other challenges could be a dare; e.g. I will not eat meat for one month if you give up single-use plastics for a week
  • Share your experiences on social media to raise awareness on sustainability issues. Tag us @EarthHour!