9 fun things you can do during Earth Hour!

March 25, 2017 by  
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Today at 8:30 pm , WWF’s Earth Hour will begin. Started in 2007 , Earth Hour is a symbolic act to get us thinking about our planet and our impact on it. But more than that, it’s also part of a simple idea to start an environmental resolution — this is not only about one hour in the dark, it’s about creating a brighter future. Even though you’re switching off your lights and electronic appliances for the environment, you don’t have to sit twiddling your thumbs in the dark. There is still a lot you can do without using a watt of electricity. Earth Hour can be as fun as it is good for the planet, and if you’re looking for some entertaining ways to spend it you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up 9 fun activities that are sure to deliver a good time completely off-grid! Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty dishes based on WWF’s Livewell principles, which has been created for healthy people and a planet with a brilliant future. Get inspired by celebrity chefs who support the Livewell principles . Board Game Pieces and Dices via Shutterstock Invite friends around for a quiz and board games by candlelight WWF’s Earth Hour is all about people coming together to celebrate our world. If you’ve decided to invite friends over, the Earth Hour team has created a fantastic Quiz to download to make the most of the night while the lights remain off. The night sky via Shutterstock Take a wildlife walk or go star-gazing Get closer to nature while doing something for your health and well-being by taking a night walk or going star-gazing. And if you don’t have a telescope, don’t worry. Just darkness, a blanket and hot drinks will be enough for a perfect star-gazing hour. San Antonio Texas River Walk at night via Shutterstock Go for a nightime city walk If you are a “city animal”, why not take a walk around town and see what has switched off in your city? In past years, many landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Tour Eiffel and Big Ben switched off their lights in honor of Earth Hour. This year is sure to find more participants, so be sure to check out what else is happening. Silhouette of biker at sunset via Shutterstock Go for a nighttime bike ride Cycling is not a trend, it’s part of a sustainable lifestyle. Everyday more people decide to leave their car at home and start cycling. And once you’ve started cycling, you can’t stop. So why not go for a ride during the hour? Yoga exercise via Shutterstock Try candle-lit yoga or exercise “Mens sana in corpore sano,” says the famous Latin quotation. WWF’s Earth Hour is a moment for appreciating the brilliant world we all share, and how we need to protect it. Use this time to pursue a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Playing the Guitar via Shutterstock Have an unplugged jam session at home Invite your friends over and unplug while you enjoy some in-house music. Children reading via Shutterstock Read a bed time story Light a candle to create a cozy atmosphere, and transform your favorite bedtime story into a fantastic journey of the imagination. Make a green energy resolution WWF has lots of resources to help you be green every day. Check out their resources for making a lifestyle change  and then plan with your family and friends how you will change things up even when it isn’t Earth Hour. + WWF EARTH HOUR 

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Miami Museum is hosting a day of art making for disabled children

April 4, 2015 by  
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If you are in the Miami area today, stop by the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum for a day of art making with your kids. The museum has invited all families who have kids with special needs for a day of fun and creativity. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activities for disabled children , Art , Inhabiitots , kids art , kids with disabilities , Miami art museum , Miami museum , Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum

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Historic Florida home became makeshift Houseboat as it awaited a new plot of land

April 4, 2015 by  
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A historic Florida home ended up stuck at sea  once, after is was was evicted from its seaside plot. The owners of the hundred-year-old Stambaugh Cottage were forced to move it to make way for an encroaching golf course. Instead of demolishing the quaint cottage , the descendants of the pioneer who built it put it on a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway with the intent of moving it to a new spot. But the home got stuck at sea as it awaits historic preservation status, where it ultimately spent 3 years until it finally found a new home in North Carolina. Read the rest of Historic Florida home became makeshift Houseboat as it awaited a new plot of land Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , FLorida home at sea , green design , palm beach country club , Palm Beach maritime museum , peanut island , Stambaugh Cottage , sustainable design

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8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

April 21, 2012 by  
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Looking for a neat way to celebrate Earth Day with your family this year? Get your kids excited about honoring the Earth with one (or several) Earth Day activities. From planting seedlings and starting a school garden to creating an eco-friendly art project, we’ve come up with eight great Earth Day activities for you and your kids. But whatever you choose to do on this most important of holidays, remember to spend some time outside! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arts and crafts , earth day , Earth Day art , Earth Week , Environment , green parenting , recycling , vegetarian food

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