Earth Hour 2012: Getting Kids Involved to Protect Our Planet

Earth Hour 2012 is this Saturday, March 31st at 8:30pm. Don’t know about Earth Hour? Read on to find out more about it, and how you and your family can help save the planet.

By now, everyone has heard about global warming and how the climate change is affecting the world as we know it, but Earth Hour is a way you and your kids can do something about it, just by switching off  for an hour.

The Earth Hour website has fun games for kids to play that also teach them the importance of recycling, how to turn off lights when they leave a room, and more tips and ways they can help. They can even send virtual lanterns.

At a time where we, as a society, are so dependent on technology, i-everything, TV, computers and more, you may be thinking: what exactly can we do for an hour without power? Play board games, set up a pretend camp site in your living room, or even go outside and look for constellations. Not only will you be helping to save the planet, you’ll have uninterrupted family time, with no distractions. What could be better than that?

Last year, over 5,200 cities in 135 countries participated in Earth Hour. This year, let’s help make it even more successful. Be sure to visit the Earth Hour website to find out more about it, and about the other ways you can help.